Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Butterick 5678 - Classicly tailored shirt

Dear readers,

My stash-bustin' continues!  I've recently finished the classic shirt - from Butterick 5678  -- and with tips from Craftsy's Perfectly Tailored Shirt class.  This is a vintage-inspired cotton searsucker (light seer suckering:)) Sorry the photos are so large -- I was trying to capture the details here.
It is perfected fitted -- but not perfectly executed.  I highly recommend this pattern, Butterick 5678, a princess seam classic shirt.
 I've never been able to buy a shirt off the rack with perfect fit.  So, I'm thrilled.  It was easy to modify this pattern since I've got bodice blocks to compare the pattern with.

I'm last to the party with a classic shirt -- but thrilled to have finally made one!
 I ran out of fabric 3/4 of the way through the project -- and had to run back to Mood, panicked.
 I can't say enough how comfortable this is.  Pamela's video Craftsy class really helped when I got stuck on the execution.
 The burrito method of doing the collar is difficult to master -- you can see my execution isn't perfect (yet).
I believe I over-fitted this -- but it is perfectly fit.  So, I can't totally complain!

I'm going to make more classic shirts -- not sure yet if I am going to use this pattern, but I do like it.


  1. Fabulous! I don't see anything wrong with that collar, and your fit IS perfect - congratulations!!!

  2. Thanks!! It's so nice to have a button up shirt that doesn't pull across the bust -- I've never found one until I made this one!!