Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Butterick 5561

I have to say that I would highly recommend Butterick 5561. You wouldn't believe how easy it is to put together. I was able to put it together in an afternoon, despite sitting in my pile of waiting to be sewn projects for weeks now.

I first made a top using this pattern for Mama R a couple of months ago. And as I put it together the more I wanted to sew one for myself.

And so I did. I chose an embroidered 100% cotton and version B.

The top has a deep front pleat and soft gathers at the centre front neckline seam. Version B has a turn-back collar cut on the bias.

The raglan sleeves have shoulder darts and pleats. I think they have a nice shape and they are very comfortable.

The easy fitting raglan sleeve make this pattern a good project for a beginner. Great practice for darts, easily achieved with straight stitching.  

I wouldn't mind making another, maybe with a three-quarter sleeve. Hmm, wonder what fabric I have hiding in my stash?      
Front view
Back view


  1. LOVELY blouse! I really love the collar--such a nice effect!

  2. Looks very nice...I like the fabric it lends an air of elegance to the design...yes I agree with Debi the neckline is very grand.

  3. Thank you. I was pleasantly surprised, I didn't envision how it turned out from the illustration on the pattern envelope.

  4. Just discovered your blog - I am about to cut out this Butterick pattern. Fingers crossed mine turns out as well as yours. But first, off to have a quick peek around your blog...


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