Pattern Review – Butterick 5678 Shirt


Pattern Description: MISSES’/MISSES’ PETITE SHIRT AND SASH: Semi-fitted shirt has shoulder princess seams and stitched hems. B: button tab belt carriers. C: roll up option with button tab on sleeve. A/B, C, D cup sizes.

I made view B, with the button tab sleeves.

Sizing: 6-20. I made a 12 with the D cup front

Fabric Used: Perky Plaid Stretch Cotton from Gorgeous Fabrics (of course). For once it’s not sold out!

Needle/Notions Used: Stretch 75/11 needle, thread, Pro-Sheer Medium fusible interfacing and Shirt Buttons from Fashion Sewing Supply.

Tips Used during Construction: Perfect Collar Points by Pam Erny (the best method on the web!), Press that Bad Mamma Jamma, Sew From Wide to Narrow

Did it look like the photo or drawing when you got through? Yes

How were the instructions? Good. There are no surprises in this pattern, and the instructions are clear

Construction Notes: I cut a size 12 with the D-cup fronts. I used a single layer layout to get the plaid matched. I got distracted at one point, and if you look closely you can tell. But it’s not so bad that I won’t wear it. In fact, most people won’t even notice.

Front with the sleeves down

I cut the pockets on the bias for contrast. I finished all the seams with my serger, taking time to hand finish the collar and cuffs. I used the narrowest width stitch on the automatic buttonholer.

Back view

Likes/Dislikes: I LOVE the different cup sizes in one pattern! I love shoulder princess seams – they make it so much easier to fit. I really like the lines of this pattern. I like the camp-shirt style sleeves with tabs.

Front with the sleeves tabbed up

There is nothing that I don’t like.

Would you do it again? Would you recommend it? Yes and yes. This is a great basic that I could see making in all sorts of fabrications.

From a slightly different angle

Conclusion: A great pattern! I will definitely make this again. I’ll get lots of wear out of it. And check it out – I even got DH to take a picture of me in it!

If you haven’t got this one in your stash, I highly recommend picking it up.

Happy sewing!

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19 thoughts on “Pattern Review – Butterick 5678 Shirt”

  1. I love it and as usual a great choice of fabric/color. You look great in these colors. I am sure Cartman is happier now. 🙂 Hoover, I hope you covered your ears.

  2. I have this one and like you I LOVE IT! It fits like a dream, it’s SO easy to alter and the shoulders, unlike many shirt patterns, are NOT enormous. Made a linen version out of it last fall and have several more lined up-a raspberry stretch shirting is next on the list!

  3. Thank goodness for posting this! It’s fantastic! I’ve been dying to find a shirt with princess seams. I have a sloper and can easily adapt this! I’m so glad you posted – and great great job on the shirt!!!

  4. Oh gawd…another pattern I don’t have. That’s a great shirt – and I see your plaid matching concerns were unfounded. Very nice!

  5. On the pattern illustration, the pockets kind of look like headlights. On you, they’re perfect. I wouldn’t have given that pattern a second glance without having seen your review. Your blouse flatters you nicely!

  6. My goodness! So many wonderful ideas and inspiration. I love your shirt. Needless to say I want a few. Lol. Can you tell I catching up on your reviews and fashion ideas?

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