Thursday, 29 March 2012

Connie Crawford is a Genius!

Connie Crawford is a genius, she designed the perfect shirt pattern. It is Butterick 5365 and there are two styles, one with darts and the other with tucks. I can not sing loud enough the praises this pattern deserves. I made it in a 100% cotton with long sleeves. I love the fit, and the darts from the neckline glide above the bust line beautifully. I want at least five more!

I finished my first one just now. I am beyond thrilled with the fit (thanks Doobee for recommending this pattern).


I really like the front darts that fall from the neckline.


I was also thrilled to find these vintage (circa 1960's) buttons, lemony yellow and perfect.


 Maybe on my next one I'll add pleats at the cuff seam instead of gathers.

4 comments:

  1. Oh nice job! I wasn't sure about that fabric when you first posted it, but I really like it made up into the shirt. Very charming! I love the dart detail at the neckline too. I made a jacket ages ago that did something similar.

    http://sewing.patternreview.com/review/pattern/50570

    You can't really see the darts at the neckline very well, but I love what it does for the jacket. No neck gaping here!

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    1. Ohhh, I like your jacket. Yeah, I really like the darts from the neckline. I think it is my favourite part of the blouse.

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  2. Told you it was a good one!!! I haven't tried the long sleeve version, but as winter is heading my way I really should....

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    1. Doobee you were so right about this one. This pattern is a keeper!

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