I love this shirt. It's breezy and easy to wear. I sewed it up in a peachy gray silk that I've moved no fewer than 3 times (worth holding onto!) that feels cool and refreshing against your skin. In between these photos, Lee was asking if it would stop puffing up, it catches the breeze so well. This is a grown-up's t-shirt, made in silk and easy to wear. I'm wearing it here in jeans, but wore it yesterday with a pair of wide leg linen pants to work. The cut is modern and has a great shape to it.
I sewed this in a size 8, the smallest available size. I figured regrading it down to a size 6 would make the sleeves too narrow, and that's saying a lot about how narrow the sleeves are because if anyone has twiggy arms it's me.
|Butterick 5561. I love the front pleat and gathers at the neckline. I do not love that I'm a wrinkle magnet.|
|And from the side. Isn't the pleat in the sleeve great? It adds a little dimension of interest without being frilly. The shoulders fit well and the drape isn't maternity-like.|
|A view from the back. Can you see the 4" of stitching in a light blue, where I ran out of gray thread? Right, I didn't think so!|
|Butterick 5561 envelope illustration.|