Butterick 5955- A billowy blouse

In November, I decided to sew up another Butterick 5955 blouse. I would describe this blouse as billowy.

appearing large and soft or filled with air
  • Appearing large and soft? Check
  • or filled with air? Check Check

When I made this blouse the first time, I wasn’t very happy with the end result because it ended up looking like a hospital scrub. Maybe it was the navy cotton lawn fabric that I chose. I also felt like the pattern had a lot of ease, so I ended up chopping off a lot of fabric from the sides and top. B5955 Butterick pattern review

Butterick 5955 is described as a very loose-fitting pullover that has a V-neck top and a back yoke with slightly forward shoulder seams extending into dolman sleeves. Fabrics that are recommended for this pattern are crepe de chine, lawn, or charmeuse fabric.

I chose a plum colored medium weight fabric. I’m not too sure what type of fabric, but it’s probably more suitable for pants. Even though it was of medium weight, it still had a nice flow to it. I chose View C. The back is a rounded collar. The first one I made had a V neck back collar.

I’ve worn this blouse many times already and always with the same black leggings. It’s very roomy and comfortable. It’s a very simple and easy blouse to sew. If you like the billowy look, this blouse is perfect for your wardrobe.


2 thoughts on “Butterick 5955- A billowy blouse”

  1. Definitely doesn’t look like a scrub now, you’ve done a lovely job. I’m really thinking about going for a New Romantics style for the summer. There just isn’t enough billowyness in men’s wear.

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