14 in One Blow!!!

14 buttonholes and buttons on one shirt - not one of my smarter ideas that one!!! How I fitted 14 buttons down the front of a shirt is beyond me, but apparently it can be done...after completing all 14 I felt I needed to embroider "14 in One Blow" like the old Brother's Grimm tale. So just like in the tale, I sat in my sewing room one evening, stitching away busily, whistling and singing gaily...or if the truth be known, I sat cursing and kicking myself for attempting 14 buttonholes in slippery fabric, followed by sewing on 14 little tiny shiny slippery button...

Back to reality...My second take on Butterick 5365 and this one worked brilliantly. Love it...I whipped up View A, but with View B's pleats. The front facing was omitted and an interfaced placket put in, and I used double the amount of buttons - 2 for each closing. On this shirt I lengthened the sleeves as well (personal preference). 
And as an added bonus....it does up!!!! Now, what more could I want???

Here are a few of the details...
All seams are French seams -
Collar worn open...and you can see the buttons, sewn in two's all the way down the front...also the pleats can be seen
I lengthened the sleeve to sit just about 3cm above my elbow...
Here you can see the pleat detail coming out from under the collar area...
Can be worn under my black jacket...
...under my coral jacket...
...or under my sage jacket...
This is a great basic shirt pattern that can be jazzed up easily, with a bit of imagination. 

Next version is going to be in white with a bit of a twist to the placket and sleeves. And a zipper, might use a zipper instead of buttons...

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