Butterick B6097 – Pattern Review

The story with this top is that it started as a Pinterest pin on my Clothes I Think I Can Make board.

Sometime later, I randomly stumbled upon a McCall Pattern Company all brand sale wherein I made the acquaintance of  Butterick B6097.

Butterick B6097

Butterick B6097 is described as a fitted shirt, has collar and peplum variations, princess seams, front button-down closure and button band. Technically speaking, this is a toile which turned out to be very wearable.

I used quilting cottons that I bought from Leeds Market. There was point in my early sewing life when I would buy 1m pieces of quilting cottons <why?> /sigh. Anyway, I had just enough to make this top in the short peplum style with box pleats. I can’t recall why I went for the peter pan collar but I think I wanted to practice finishing a peter pan collar with bias binding.

I cut a size 8 based on the finished bust measurement. I made no alterations at all. The fit is pretty spot on. It could do with a small swayback adjustment if I was being all perfectionist about it. But I’m not, so I won’t and that’s okay.

Butterick B6097
Butterick B6097 Box pleat detail

Armhole fininshed with bias tape.
Butterick B6097

I do like the peter pan collar 🙂


The style is ……..sassy. I feel quite sassy when I am wearing it. Now I just need to find some nice white cotton lawn fabric and finally realise the inspiration image.

Verdict – I will make again in solid neutral colour. Recommended with the caveat that I used finished garment measurement to select my size.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, Happy Sewing!!

Peace and love,


PS. I am nearly caught up blogging my 2017 items 🙂 That makes me happy.




31 thoughts on “Butterick B6097 – Pattern Review

  1. A very cute top – I am also guilty of 1m quilting fabric buys but they usually come in useful in the end (especially as I make quilts anyway 🙂 ) In this case, it looks as if you had to compromise by using a contrast fabric for collar and button band but it looks just as good, if not better, for that.

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    1. I recall it being a squeeze to get the top out of 1m of fabric which wasnt that wide to start with. At least it means I can buy fancy expensive fabric 🙂


  2. It must be warmer where you are than it is here! ❄️ 🌬 Anyway, LOVE this–and the butterfly print is ace! I wonder if you could just unpick the back at the peplum and slide the peplum up a bit and stitch it to get rid of the worst of the swayback. 🤔

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  3. It’s gorgeous! And what a great way of using up those 1m lengths of quilting cotton (I think we’re all guilty of that)! You’ll know what to make with them now! Looking forward to seeing your white version.

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  4. Hila, this posting gave me some good styling ideas for a blouse that would be a disaster if I paired it with a skirt. I’m going to follow your styling ideas using jeggings and long earrings. To deal with the too generous fit of the blouse I will add a wide belt. Problem solved. In a few weeks I should be finished and I will post the photos on my blog. Keep all your photos coming. It’s good to see your finished projects from different angles and not just the front view.

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