introducing lisette for butterick B6561

It’s that time already! Time to introduce you to our new Spring-Summer 2018 Lisette for Butterick patterns.

I’ll start today with my favorite, Lisette B6561. This is one I had been contemplating for a while before I finally sat down and designed it, and I’m really pleased that we were able to include two very different styles in one envelope. I think it gives you lots of options.

View A, the blue lace top, has an empire yoke with full gathered body and sleeves. I knew right away that we needed to use lace for this one. This one has a simple button-loop closure at the back neck. Isn’t it pretty? It’s really easy to sew, too. I’ll show you one I made for myself shortly.

View B is the one I’m really in love with, however. That fabric! This one has French darts and cute ties at the sleeves.

Need some fabric and styling ideas? Don’t worry, I’ve been collecting them for you. Here are some suggestions for View A.

One of the things I like about this pattern is that you can take it so many directions, depending on your personal style and preferences. I love the feminine lace option, but I also like that cool Parisian Isabel Marant-type style, too. Maybe instead of lace you’d like to play with applying ribbons to get a little more of that boho feeling. Renaissance Ribbons has some especially beautiful options that would be fun to play with on this style. I also love the idea of adding a few beads like the photo in the lower left-hand corner, below.

For those of you who prefer View B, this one is all about the sleeves, of course. Try using lace for the full ruffled sleeve, or maybe try a border print at the hem of the sleeve. Those pintucks on the pink version in the upper right-hand corner, below, are particularly fun, aren’t they? Somehow this style just begs for silk satin, in my opinion, but it will work with many other drapey fabrics as well.

You can see all these ideas and more in my Lisette for Butterick B6561 Pinterest board. Be sure to tag your creations #sewlisette and #B6561 so we can see what you’ve made with this pattern.



  1. Sarah Green

    I am in LOOOOOVE!!!! Unfortunately, I will have to wait to make this top until after my upcoming move, but I am really excited! Those sleeves– swoon! I think I have a fabric in my stash I’ve been holding on to, that will be stellar. Yay!

    1. I’m so glad you like it, Sarah! Can’t wait to see how it turns out for you!

  2. Kay

    Lovely and versatile, like all your patterns. I’m particularly swooning about the sleeve variation shown in the photo of the slender dark-haired woman wearing it in gray. How in the world is that sleeve cut and gathered above the wrist to fall so beautfully? Is it a pattern variation?

    1. It looks like the sleeve is simply gathered up near the wrist. I’ll contemplate that a bit more and let you know if I think of a good solution. It is pretty, isn’t it?

  3. Myrtle Davis

    Are u going to do some plus ones its hard to find pretty things if u are plus not a24 or 26 plus size

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