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I am a wife and mommy to three, but in all of that- I am a seamstress who loves sewing and connecting with other people who love the art of sewing!

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Butterick 5786 review



   Hey y'all! So I'm back to blog about my blouse, B5786. I really do love this blouse, but there are a few things that I would do differently should I make another version. For instance, the instructions do not tell you to add interfacing to the button placket. I really should have especially with using such a fabric as challis. Like, I knew better, and yet still didn't add it, sigh! It's not a deal breaker, but I highly recommend using interfacing to stabilize this area.

Sorry it's a little wrinkled, I had been
wearing this blouse all day..
   I also realize that I will probably need to start doing a broad back alteration, as I had slight pulling in the armhole area. Also, this blouse in my IMO is cut quite small, especially the arms, which is quite annoying, but I should have muslined this pattern beforehand, oops! I know I sound quite the Debbie downer about this pattern, but I really do love this blouse. I just know what to change in the future, so it's all good!



  Did I mention that I used French seams throughout the blouse? I got a little to excited when it came to the sleeves and sewed them the regular ol'  way, and was not about to take those sleeves out, so no French seams on the sleeves, (sad face).. I really did take my time making this blouse, and wanted to up my game a little in terms of finishing. I love, love the finished effect on this blouse with using French seams,the french seams just took this blouse up a notch.

Inside shot of French seams..

Collar and collar stand


  The fabric I picked up from Hancock's, I believe. It's a rayon challis fabric, very thin, almost sheer fabric; however, it was the perfect weight for this blouse. All though there are things that I would do differently next time, I still do love this blouse! This is truly my type of basics but without being dull, ya know?! I probably will make another version soon, with my list of alterations, that is! Overall this was a great pattern, an easy blouse pattern, to try your sewing chops using different seam finishes and techniques...




~Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce!




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15 comments:

  1. Very pretty blouse and perfect with your jeans.

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  2. A lovely blouse beautifully constructed. The fabric seems to glow. Beautiful.

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  3. I love this blouse! It is the perfect wardrobe staple. Good job on the French seams, the inside construction looks great too.

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  4. Such a cute blouse on you! I love the interior finishing, definitely make this one again!

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  5. Nice! I love a black chiffon-y top! It goes with any and everything

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  6. Love the style and the drape of this top. Rayon challis is the stuff! Love how you've styled it too...can never go wrong with black and white! You did that! Very nice!

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    1. Thanks Terri! And you are right with black and white, you just can't go wrong!

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  7. Love your blouse! Excellent work!!1

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  8. cute blouse and the french seams do give it a tailored look.

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