Butterick 5526 – Striped Shirt


I haven’t made a button down shirt for a few years. It was time to add some shirts to my wardrobe. After spending some time reading reviews for various shirt patterns I settled on Butterick 5526. For my muslin I chose to use this striped oxford fabric that my neighbor gave me a few years ago when she was going through her stash.


The collar seemed a little wide for my liking so I narrowed it by 7/8″ at the points tapering to nothing towards the center. I’m very happy with the altered collar. Below is my modified pattern piece on top of the original collar.


The other change I made was to add back darts. I’m glad I did because I think it gives the shirt a flattering shape.


I added interfacing to both front edges. The pattern has you simply fold the front twice. I did this but wanted a little more stability so I added some lightweight interfacing. This shirt is a nudge short for me to tuck into my jeans. It would be fine with most of my dress pants because they have a higher rise than my jeans. I’ll probably add some length to it next time.


I found the pattern to be well drafted. Now that I have my muslin sewn up I’m ready to make more shirts. This pattern offers interesting options.

Butterick 5526

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19 thoughts on “Butterick 5526 – Striped Shirt

  1. This is cute! I love the touch of red at the collar. My son has a similar shirt with red on the inside cuffs. I really like special details like that.

  2. Really like this. I too like the touch of red. Look at Talbots for some fun inspiration. I really like one with narrow grosgrain ribbon going down the placket behind the buttons.

  3. It looks great. I also like using fabrics for my muslin and so nice when they turn out wearable. I love your changes, especially the darts. I do that too because I hate boxy shirts

  4. The pop of red at neckline is so attractive, pulls attention to your pretty face. Your garments fit very well, which inspires me to sew more. I made some camp shirts several years back from pretty shirt fabrics and loved them, guess I’ll need to try this pattern.

  5. How fabulous when a “muslim” turns out so wearable. Love the flash of colour at the collar. And as usual, it fits you perfectly. Back darts a great improvement.

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