Butterick 6456 – Flounce Sleeve Top


I’ve had this lightweight textured polyester in my stash for a couple of years. When I saw Butterick 6456 View D I figured my fabric would lend itself well to this style. It did.

There was nothing complicated about this pattern. I sewed it straight up without any alterations. It was a quick sew.


I’m a sucker for an interesting sleeve though this one didn’t prove very practical over dinner. I like the slightly shaped hem on this top.


I wore this top to see the “Contemporary Muslim Fashion” exhibit at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. I first read about this exhibit in Vogue magazine and was so glad to see that it was going to be in San Francisco.


The exhibit featured 80 ensembles in a wide-range of styles. There were Muslim designers from around the world as well as designers such as Yves Saint-Laurent and Jean-Paul Gaultier. The exhibit was beautifully executed and did a wonderful job of showcasing modest fashion. Not only did I enjoy the clothing very much but the personal narratives along with the documentary photography enhanced the experience for me. I highly recommend this exhibit to anyone who has an opportunity to see it.

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14 thoughts on “Butterick 6456 – Flounce Sleeve Top

  1. You look lovely and very fashionable in your new top. I love the sleeves, too, but wide, flowy sleeves do present practical problems, don’t they! The exhibit sounds fascinating. Wish I lived close to a great museum like the de Young. I’ve enjoyed a couple of visits there over the years. It’s great you were able to use the pattern without alterations. That seldom happens for me.

  2. Lucy, I am a definite fan of your style. Unfortunately I am missing the height and the slimness. Working on the second. That top looks lovely on you.

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