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Butterick 5526

February 18, 2018

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For my third garment (second top) in the 6-in-6 wardrobe contest, I wanted to stay with my “sprinter” theme (i.e. spring + winter) and make a long sleeve blouse that was warm enough for winter but reminded me of spring. I decided to make view B out of Butterick 5526.

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I made this pattern once before and fell in love with the height of the collar on view B. It has a very clean and crisp look. I decided that I would use some new Mood fabric for this make–a cotton voile called Persephone’s Bouquet. I got this fabric using a gift certificate that my husband gave me for Christmas. When the fabric arrived at my house, it was even more beautiful than it looked on the Mood website. I began to wonder whether I could actually cut it. Seriously. This stuff is gorgeous.

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My only modification was on the front buttonhole band. The pattern uses a fold-over band, but when I did that, the floral on the front was just too busy. I decided to cut a band from the darker part of the fabric and sew it on. I also used darker pieces for the cuffs and collar. Here’s a grainy picture of the band.

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I’m super excited about the way this one turned out. But honestly, it’s the fabric’s fault. Persephone’s Bouquet would make a flour sack look good.

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From → Stuff I Made

4 Comments
  1. Barbara J permalink

    Oh my, that fabric is indeed gorgeous. You did it proud with your shirt.

  2. Gorgeous Fabric which made a gorgeous shirt!

  3. Yes the fabric is gorgeous but so is your sewing – I wouldn’t have thought of swapping out the button band but I can see it really makes a difference.

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