Butterick 6562 – Eyelet Summer Top


I had this eyelet in my stash waiting for a fun summer top pattern to come along. Butterick 6562 caught my attention because it offered some interesting options. The top is described as being fitted. I didn’t think it looked fitted on the pattern envelope but I was pleased to find out that it was.


The shaped hemline is another detail that attracted me to this pattern. I lengthened the top by 1″ which is a common adjustment for me to make.


I repositioned the buttons because there was going to be gaping at my bust between two buttons. I also wanted to add a button right below the band. Without it I was fearful that the band would sag at the middle front. I have a ready-to-wear top that has a button right under a band like this and I’ve always liked the way it looks.


This was a fun top to sew and I’m glad I’ve added this top to my summer wardrobe. Now if it would only warm up on the Central Coast of California so I can wear it.


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14 thoughts on “Butterick 6562 – Eyelet Summer Top

  1. Great top, very stylish! It fits you beautifully. I like the pointer about the extra button below the band too. I’m sure you’ll get plenty of use from this top now that the weather is warming up.

  2. Really cute, Lucy, it screams summer fun. I am so jealous of your weather, it was 107 at my house yesterday! I love California weather.

  3. What a cute top. Did you have any problem sewing on eyelet? I made a shirt for my daughter once using eyelet and swore I would never sew with it again. Even using a new and sharp needle, my sewing machine struggled through the entire project.

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