: : :Black and White Blouse: : :

Butterick 5711. View B.

Another great blouse pattern. I used woven chiffon some sort of thin seersucker (thought it was a woven chiffon...but no it's not, lol), and it came out sooo comfy. It has tucks in the front and the back, and gathered sleeves with a band at the bottom of each. It also has a collar.

The instructions were great for this pattern, I had no troubles with the construction. I made a straight size 8 with no adjustments. This top is super flattering and has a great silhouette. I like it. :) It is easy to dress up with a skirt or to wear casually with jeans. Perfect for work and play.

Definitely will make again. I think it is suited to drapey fabrics, though, because it might lay a little bulky if you use something heavier...I'm not sure though, it just seems like that might possibly be the case. So I'll wait for another cute lightweight print to "jump out at me" before making again.


  1. very pretty, I love the print. It really is super flattering

  2. PS. I'm totally jealous of your wonderful deck...

    1. Hi Becki!

      I was just looking at your blog, and was delighted to find that not only are you an avid seamstress, but a CPA as well! hehe...that's my career goal :)

      Thank you for your comments! :)


      P.S. am following your blog :)