Butterick 5615 Work Shirt

This year I’m starting to venture back to the office and even down to Melbourne for work so I’m wanting to add some more colourful, comfortable work shirts to my wardrobe. I’ve also had a heap of really beautiful cotton prints in my fabric stash, so I don’t even need to purchase any new fabric.

Pattern: Butterick 5615 Top
Fabric: 100% cotton
Pattern Level: Advanced Beginner

This pattern is a really cute and very flattering style. It can be made in a number of different layouts, as shown below. I ended up making the short sleeve with the plain front.

I found the only complicated part to this was the front bow. It was a bit tricky to get it to sit right and you have to be careful not to stitch incorrectly and avoid damaging the front panel. However, once you have that sorted the rest is very simple. The collar and front is fully lined and turns out very well made.

I didn’t make any alterations to the pattern and overall it turned out exactly as I had imagined from the pictures.

The other shirts that I have in my sewing line up for the upcoming months are shown below! Let’s see how many I can actually get completed. I’ve also been loving getting back on Pattern Review and doing some research on patterns and outfits to add to my sewing queue.

Would love to hear if you have any favourite shirt patterns! There are just so many to choose from!

Happy Sewing – Erin


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