Butterick B6852 is a sewing pattern for a blouse in four variations. It is a fine standard blouse that has timeless class. The sewing pattern also falls under the Palmer Fletcher sewing method, which means that you can make the blouse exactly to size. This is explained in the accompanying instructions in the envelope of the sewing pattern.
Is this sewing pattern a must-have?
The blouse is lightly fitted blouses through seams in the front and in the back. The blouse also has a back fit (= yoke). There are four models that differ from each other due to different designs in terms of collar, sleeve, hem and length.
Recommended substances are:
Fabrics such as linen, washed cotton and seersucker are also a great option.
Cutting and sewing:
Normally the yoke is cut twice so that the inside of the blouse also looks nice. That is not the case with this pattern.
Pay attention when choosing the fabric: due to the pleats in the front and in the back, we do not recommend fabrics with a diagonal print or a horizontal print.
Sewing this blouse does not cause any difficulties. We do recommend to have some experience with sewing because it is not a beginner's project. However, the sewing pattern states; EASY. We think this is a bit premature because if you hardly have any sewing experience, then the collar, the sleeve splits at the cuffs and the pattern following the Palmer Fletcher method itself adjust, require more sewing-experience.
Our model: The choice was made here for model B, but without pockets. The blouse is quite short and the collar is very straightforward. The collar tips could have been longer, making the blouse look more elegant. The blouse, see photo below, is made of satin with a Hèrmes-style print.
The sleeves are just the right length.
The model is also a bit very 'standard' and has little extra appearance. The blouse is perfect for under a jacket or to wear especially casual style. The model is a bit square despite the seams in the front and in the back.
Butterick B6852 is a great blouse or shirt if you need a classic standard blouse. It is quite inconspicuous (but of course depends on the fabric you choose).
There are no pitfalls or difficulties in the sewing pattern.