Butterick 7731, women’s shirt

Butterick shirt woman

Who wouldn’t want a shirt like this? Fabulous isn’t it, kimono sleeves, cuffs and a simple, sharp collar, it really is a ‘quick ‘n easy’ project.

Butterick 7731 shirt in stripes side

Here is the first version of this blouse, made with a black and white striped fabric which was given to me by a friend. The fabric was a remnant, and I had to piece together the front facings, but managed to fit the pieces in – except for those great cuffs.

Butterick 7731 shirt in stripes detail

It has had a lot of wear over the last few months, and I’m now finally blogging it, it is another Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge project for 2014.

Butterick 7731 shirt in stripes

I have teamed this shirt up with yet another vintage sewing pattern project, these slim leg pants, from a really old project. I started them ages ago, initially in red crepe, then I picked up some other fabric and decided black would be much more practical. So, I made these and started wearing them immediately, so easy to wear and wash.

Butterick 7731 shirt in stripes with pants

They are a simple cut, high waist, with one pocket, slit at on the outside leg.

pants with pockets detail

I must admit, I usually wear them with flats, by they are fun in the lovely red polka dot heels!

pants with hem and show detail

I have another shirt almost complete…..I just can’t commit to buttons yet! But here is the fabric, this time I have made the cuffs too, and they really do make it that much more vintage and fabulous. You’ll all just have to wait till I make up my mind on the buttons.

Butterick shirt and fabric

1 Comment

  1. OH MY G*D THAT BLOUSE IS EVERYTHING!!! I have it and am about to work on it and I was just looking online again and found this post – The fabric is magnificent!!


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