Butterick 5526 - White shirt with rolled tab sleeves10:00 PM
Pattern: Butterick 5526
Pattern Sizing: 6-12. I cut the 16.
Description: Fitted shirt have collar band, shaped hemline, long rolled sleeves (wrong side shows) and button tabs., front-button closing, topstitch trim and narrow hem, button trim on pleated pockets, front bands and princess seams.
Fabric: White oxford shirting from Jo-Anns (70% cotton/30% polyester).
Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't really use them because I've made a couple of shirts before.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love a pattern with several variations that can be mixed and matched.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
- I used the princess seam front and the plain back.
- I altered the back to create a yoke.
- I also added 2" to the length. I don't know why these types of shirts are drafted so short. They don't even give you enough length to tuck the shirt in.
- I used flat fell seams.
- I also used snaps instead of buttons.