Monday, March 29, 2010

March Challenge #8...........Butterick 5284

One more to go and am done......This has been a great challenge so far and I am honestly enjoying every aspect of it.... To complete the 3 shirts as stated in the side bar, I made this lovely ruffle butterick 5284 shirt. For unknown reason I spent so much time on this project than expected, it was so dragging and I was lazy to finish it. I started on Friday evening and was so busy with kid activities on Saturday and when I had time later that day I just didn't  feel like sewing,, same story on Sunday, but later that evening around 10pm  I started working on it again and was so determined to finish it, eventually it was done at  1(one) am this morning...sigh, and it was like a 50pd weight off my The review goes


Fabric: 100% cotton shirting fabric from fabricland
Pattern Description: Shirts A, B, C, D have front band, collar, collar band and sleeve variations. A: self-double ruffles and cuff with slit. B: flounce, front and back darts. B, C, D: gathered sleeves with continuous lap and cuff. C: front panel with tucks. D: front and back
darts, ribbon sash

Pattern Sizing: 8 - 22. I cut the 14 and graded up to a 16 from the waist to the hem

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?: Yes Were the instructions easy to follow: Very easy, I followed it throughout because I wasn't just in the mood to use another technique , great instruction and easy to followPattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
(1) I lenghtened by 2"
(2) I sewed in french seam throughout even for the armhole
(3) I shortened the collar and collar band width by 0.5"
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Nothing to dislike I love the ruffle and the shirt variations
Would you recommend it to other? Absolutely, it's a great wardrobe builder and the details are exquisite
Conclusion: Great shirt,  am looking at the views C and D but not sure when I will be making them.

CAN YOU SPOT A MISTAKE? ...Look again at the sleeve I will fix that later

Ok gotta go I will start the last project tomorrow and hopefully finish and post before midnight Wednesday....

Have a great week everyone.


  1. I have this pattern, have to check the fabric stash now.

  2. waoooooooooooo.....great job aunty! : love Ronke

  3. Love your work Aminat - a lovely blouse.

  4. Very cute!! I think I need this pattern...

  5. That's a pretty blouse. I love a white blouse, especially with dark jeans. Nice sewing!

  6. Aminat,
    I love your March challenge. You have been so productive this month. I can hardly wait to see your last item of the challenge.

  7. I love it, especially with the red belt. Great, great job!

  8. I like the swirly print on the fabric. It is a very pretty shirt.
    Sewing late into the night would get me more hours in my day which would be wonderful, but I just can not sew late in the day like that, my thinking gets too fuzzy :))))

  9. Pretty top!! I made this one and did the SAME thing wtih the cuffs lol.

  10. I love this blouse! Beautiful fabric, and great work!

  11. Lovely blouse and is it that your cuff is facing the wrong way..

  12. Pretty blouse, I love the fabric and the sleeves.

  13. Aminat, What a great job on the blouse and I just wanted to let you know that your blog has been a wonderful inspiration for me. So much that I just launched my blog today.

    I don't have any projects posted yet, but stay tuned

    Happy Sewing!!