Monday, April 19, 2010

Butterick 5261 in pictures

The pattern envelope says this about Butterick 5261:
An easy to wear raglan classic is perfect for any occasion.  Try this feminine shirt jacket over a sharp blouse for the office or wear it with your favorite jeans for the weekend.  This design can be made out of mediumweight to lightweight blouse fabric.  This has a convertible collar and features a center back pleat, sleeves that gather into a slim cuff and a shirttail or straight hem.
*When did Butterick get so verbose!  *LOL*

Since I don't feel like visiting hair and make-up today, Lulu will be modeling the shirt jacket.  Here it is with a RTW tank top:


Back pleat with bartack to emphasize the pleat:


Close-up of the sleeve:


With the sash (not sure I'm going to use it now!):


...and finally here is a pic of my SWAP so far (excuse the wrinkled nude dress, please!):


I presently have a SW Mission Top in a silk crepe laying on the table to be cut out as well as Vogue 7542.  I still don't know if I'm going to finish the SWAP in time but I'm working on it.

...more later!

31 comments:

  1. What fun! I love that bold orange print you used for the shirt . . . I was eyeballing it myself but didn't pick it up.

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  2. That looks like a very comfortable and versatile shirt and I LOVE the fabric.

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  3. I especially like the shape of the top with the sash, but I think a more defined belt would really set it off. Lovely work as always!

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  4. I love the fabric you used. I am a sucker for orange. Your swap is impressive so far. It all looks so nice together and professional as well. I am rooting for you to finish in time!

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  5. Your SWAP looks terrific. I love the colours, especially the shirt jacket.

    I'm cheering you across the finish line as well... although in part for selfish reasons. I'm behind on my SWAP too and I really hope I can finish.

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  6. The jacket is great. I especially like the cuffs.

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  7. What a fun print and jacket. Good luck, you can finish your SWAP, cheering you on.

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  8. Oh I do like how this turned out! This is another case in which I wouldn't have considered that pattern. Now that I what you've done, I NEED to buy it.

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  9. I love the fabric! It always amazes me how quickly you can sew stuff!

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  10. I love that fabric! Your stash is so enviable...

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  11. The jacket looks perfect for when you need a little bit more coverage. And in such a fun print too.

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  12. I just love this top. I would wear this to death if it were mine!

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  13. Pretty jacket. I'd like to see it with white dress or pants.

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  14. I love your top. And I LOVE your Vogue dress pattern. That's a great dress and I can't wait to see your version.
    Mermie

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  15. I still think the shirt jacket is fantastic. I have faith that you will finish the SWAP.

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  16. I really like your style.

    BTW - I saw that bold orange print at Mood in LA last week. I didn't look for the price...

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  17. Very beautiful and eye catching! I think I like it without the sash (though it's a little harder to tell on the dressform). Either way, it looks great.

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  18. I really like how you used the fabric to make this topper. Really good job and I know will go well with many of your garments.

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  19. I. Want. That. Fabric. I'm so jealous of that beautiful shirt-jac, Carolyn. Can I have it when you are tired of it?

    Kathryn

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  20. Lulu is looking super-glamorous in that fabulous shirt jacket. Oh, now you've got me so wanting a shirt jacket too ...... my summer wardrobe has to have one of these!

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  21. The blouse looks great!! I love the fabric, BUT I am in love with Vogue 7542. Thanks!! I am going to find it.

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  22. Super fab! Those pops of color are perfect for the nuetral wardrobe - much easier to change the accessory pieces with your mood or fashion's mood.

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  23. Lovely blouse/jacket and can imagine it also with white pants.

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  24. That fabric is TDF and you've made it justice! Great job!

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  25. Love this jacket. So beautiful. I love that print and your placement was perfect. Hope I get to see it in person some time.

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  26. Really gorgeous coral and white shirt. Love it!

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