Sunday, May 4, 2014

Button-up Shirt - B4659

Another cotton woven top.   This time it's a button up shirt.

I love sewing with this type of fabric - it's so easy to sew and press.  And there are so many beautiful prints and colors to choose from.  Maybe that's one reason I enjoy making quilts.

For this shirt, I used Butterick 4659 and I made view B.  It's now out-of-print, so I guess I've had it a long time.

I used a pink floral cotton that I got at Joann Fabrics.  It took 3-1/2 yards of fabric and 6 buttons.  Even though this is a quilting cotton, it's a little bit heavier than normal and it doesn't wrinkle badly. I don't usually go for pink, but I really like this fabric.

I started with my usual size 14 and added a little at the lower center back to give me more room at the hip area.   I had to remove 2 inches from the shoulder width (normally I remove one 1 inch).  And it's a little big thru the bust and upper back.  I probably should have started with a size 12 pattern.  I made view B and I like the collar style, but it was a little tricky to sew.

This is a nice pattern.  I like the princess seams and the collar and the sleeve cuffs are interesting.   I've worn it to work and it's very comfortable.  So, I would say this pattern is a keeper.


  1. It is a great shape on you, and I love the pink!

  2. I thought I knew this pattern - it's in my hoard as well :). You are right, it is a nice shape - the collar especially so. I agree, cotton is so nice to make up into shirts.

  3. Yes, I have this great shirt pattern stashed away as well ~ it is a definite winner on you ... J

  4. I thought I recognised the pattern too! But, I have a similar one, also from Butterick. Mine has different cuffs and is shorter. Plus a few collar variations.

    Yours looks beautiful, glad to hear your are feeling better.

  5. I really like your pretty pink shirt.... and you look pretty in pink. Glad you are feeling better. Beautiful landscape behind you!

  6. My favorite fabric for sewing quick, pretty blouses is definitely quilting type cottons too. You do look pretty in pink and it is a great color for spring. Your post reminds me that I have this pattern and it would be perfect for a summer blouse.