Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Butterick 5365 blouse

Pattern Description:
MISSES'/WOMEN'S BLOUSE: These relaxed fit blouses A, B are designed for fluid, drapey fabrics and have a two-piece banded collar. A: tucks from the shoulder, short sleeves with mock cuffs. B: darts from the neckline, long sleeves gathered to buttoned cuffs. Wear either of these blouses to add charm to your favorite jeans or team them with a stylish jacket.

Pattern Sizing:
Combinations: Miss (XS-S-M-L-XL), Woman (XXL-1X-2X-3X-4X-5X-6X)

Fabric I Used:
synthetic mix from Walthamstow Market.

Total cost: £1.50

Time to Make: 4 hours approx

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
nothing to like or dislike really this is quite an easy pattern.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes they were.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
I added my usual FBA and broad back - should have made the blouse a little longer (I prefer them longer) but I was sort of rushing and forgot until it was too late.  However saying that its still fine and can be worn tucked in or worn out.

One extra change I made was the addition of a tie - I basically took a 6" wide piece of fabric cut across the grain and folded it in half, stitched
 and turned it right-side out.  I can just add it if I want to give a different look to the blouse.

Notions, tools etc: A, B: 5/8" Buttons: Seven for A and Nine for B. (I am still using up some lovely pearl buttons I purchased as a job lot off ebay)

Fabric: 1 1/4 yds of 60" wide fabric.
Thread: polyester thread
Machines: Babylock Evolution serger, Bernina 440 sewing machine

This pattern was quick and easy to make.  The cuff sleeves were very easy and just gives me something different from some of the other blouses I have made recently but if you were to ask me me would I make this again, I am not sure I would because it's just OK rather than I love it.

Still lots more patterns to make up and lots more stash to sew yippeeeee.

This blouse will work well with my Navy Blue pants I made recently and will also sit well with my melon and grey colour scheme for the 2011 6-piece Autumn Collection (6PAC) sew-along (between August and October) on the Stitcher's Guild forum.


  1. This blouse is going to look great with one of your business suits, Pauline. You find the prettiest bargain fabrics and buttons. Congrats to you for making an eye-catching garment for next to nothing!