Hidden Pleats {Butterick 5610}

Pattern:  Butterick 5610
Version:  View A
Sizing:  14
Fabric:  poly charmeuse
Assembly time:  about 3 hrs
Instructions:  you'll need them for the front pleats, and be sure to mark yoke to shirt facings
Modification:  self-lined instead of using interfacing
Recommend:  The pattern has some pluses, and I am very curious about View B. 

While this shirt looks fairly easy, it will give you issues if you fail to mark the pivot points and pleats.  For View A, the yoke extends to the sleeves with the blouse to body inset near the armholes at an angle.  Without the tailor marks, the blouse is difficult to neatly attach to the yoke.  I should know, I thought I had enough savvy skills to leave the marks out---I DO NOT.  My first attempt was hideous and so I tried again with markings and it was easy.  Instead of using an interfacing, I self-lined the yoke by cutting two each of the front and back.  This worked out well.  All-in-all, this shirt is great.  I like it very much.  I think the pattern is a keeper and just may try the other version.


  1. Looks nice on you :-)

    1. That's so nice of you. I tried to position myself in the photo so the pleats showed, so I hope that you can see them well enough.

    2. Not sure what you mean when you say I instead of the yoke I cut two each of the front and back. Your blouse looks great.