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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Casual with a wee bit of sass Butterick 5678

DIY inifinty scarf do you know these things are expensive in RTW
No and thank you, I will make my own :)! I just used jersey fabric
that is too sheer and of bad quality to make a garment, and used it
for my DIY infinity scarf..

  I finished this shirt up on yesterday. I'm so glad that I did because this is will probably be my attire on Thanksgiving, casual with a little bit of sass, yes please! Butterick 5678 has been in my stash forever! There are some really great versions of this pattern floating around on the web and PR.  I made view D the longer shirt of the bunch.  I made an 18 and added about 1/2" to the hip area. I made sure to read through all of the reviews on PR and  all most everyone mentioned the unpleasantness of the ease in the sleeve cap. I did remove about 1/2 inch of ease in the sleeve cap and that seemed to do the trick. Here is an example of this particular alteration,this sewing diva really knows her stuff!

I didn't make a muslin but I did tissue
fit the pattern. Mismatch socks and all, tuh! It
gets real around these parts LOL! My sewing
room is a  mess, my baby girls little hand prints
all over my mirror :).

Close-up shot:Please excuse the wrinkles
I'd just taken the shirt off and wanted to get a few

Simple serged insides

   I used a chambray type fabric for this shirt. It almost has a flannel type feel on the wrong side of the fabric, which makes for a pretty cozy shirt. I made view D; however, I left off the pockets due to them looking cray cray on me LOL... Y'all I really wanted those pockets too,sigh! I love, love the princess seams of this shirt, it creates such a feminine shape imho. I love the curved shape of the hem, and I used this technique for the hem. This technique really does make life so much easier! Now, is my shirt without fault? Absolutely. positively NOT bahahaha!


A few wrinkles in the lower back,but I'm
unbothered lol!

Now I've mentioned before that shirt-making is not hard at all; however, it is precise! I do need to work on my top-stitching and collars. I have all the dvds on shirt making, I'm signed up for the craftsy course, but in the long run; you have to practice! Nothing will trump practice,seriously! But although I had a little trouble with my collar, with having to redo it. I still am in love with this shirt! It so casual, yet I can dress it up a bit for a wee bit of sass, so to me that this is a win win!

 Overall, I found this pattern to be a great pattern. I loved the many different views, the options for pockets, tabs and the like. This is a pattern that you can truly make your own. I would definitely recommend this one and wouldn't mind making this one again, if I hadn't already cut out another shirt pattern :). And now I'm off to get a head start on some of this Thanksgiving baking. I  hope you lovelies all have a very wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday with plenty of good food, family and of course lots of sewing lol!

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

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  1. Great shirt Candice. You are doing much better with your collar than I.

  2. Nice shirt. The fact that you continue trying will result in easier and precise collars in no time.

  3. Love this! I like the length. I made a couple of shirts when my fitting knowledge wasn't so great. I should try one again!

  4. Thanks Janet! Yes,I hope you give shirt making another go!

  5. The shirt came out nice! I like the length too. I have a few shirt I need to sew up so I need to get on the ball.

    1. Sabrina, I love the length too,as I like to have my bottom covered.. I hope you get to sewing up those shirts soon!

  6. You look fantastic. Great job on the shirt. Thanks for sharing the curved hem link.

  7. Good job on the shirt. I love how you styled it with the scarf, bag and shoes. Thanks for the link on the hemline.

  8. I love the shirt, especially in the chambray fabric. It's hard to find a tapered denim/chambray shirt that is long enough. I will certainly keep this pattern in mind.

  9. Love the color! and you can layer it too! good job :-D

  10. Fantastic Candice! I love the whole outfit - especially the animal print. Fierce as always. Thanks for sharing your version of B5678; I need to try this.

    1. Thanks so much L! I know if you make this shirt, B5678 that it will be beautiful! Your work is outstanding,simply outstanding..

  11. OMG! I love the shirt! I too have this pattern in my stash, and it's been there for quite some time. I don't know why I haven't made it yet, but you can believe it's going in my sewing queue right now! I really love the style of the shirt on you and the fabric you selected to make it in! IMO, I think your color and topstitching are awesome! From the photos it looks like you did a great job! Don't be so hard on yourself, but you're correct practice makes perfect! We're all still trying to perfect our game! You did an awesome job on this time, so much so that you have me wanting to make one too! I hope you had a Great Thanksgiving!

    1. Thank you so much Myra! If you say my topstitching looks ok, then I'll be okay with it lol.. Because you are sewing genius, your work is top notch! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving as well Myra!

  12. … I meant collar not color! Electronics you got a love them!

  13. I have yet to make my first shirt of this kind. I need to jump head first and get it done. I have sew much ideas in my head. Just discovered your blog and love it. Your skills are amazing. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

    Natasha B|

  14. Thank you so much Natasha! Girl, I agree with you on just jumping head first and getting it done lol it's not scary, I promise lol. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving as well! I'm off to check out your blog, thanks for stopping by!