|Pattern Description: |
This button-front blouse has a gentle loose fit reminiscent of the 1960s, and looks equally adorable tucked in or worn loose. The not-too-high neckline sports a sweet peter pan collar that can be embellished or modified in all kinds of creative ways. This blouse can be made with short gathered sleeves (Version 1) or mid-length sleeves that gather at the hem with elastic (Version 2). It is shaped with bust darts, and back yoke with center gathering.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
yes - although my sleeves are not gathered as in the pattern envelope version
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
it's easy, quick, uses just over one metre of fabric, can be casual or smart, it's slightly boxy but somehow the collar draws the eye away from that, and it's a versatile, ageless design (that's my opinion, but I know this sort of collar is not for everyone). It's best worn on its own, peter pan collars can get messy with jackets etc.
I love the fabric (a remnant from Pitt Trading) so much that I kept the label: 47% viscose, 31% linen, 22% cotton. It looks expensive but cost me $5 for a skimpy metre.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I had so little fabric that I had to piece my under-collar and button band, which led to further creative versions in subsequent makes of the shirt, with contrasting under-collar - and I would like to try piping the collar and button band
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I've made it 3 times already and am planning the 4th, so yes yes yes
I made it in the viscose mix fabric as shown here, also in a cute penguin Japanese print and in a Liberty print - they are all different and I love them all equally. It's become a "comfort pattern" for me now - perhaps you know what I mean? along with Ginger skirts, any pj pants, the Washi dress and the Cambie dress! Reviews will be coming up soon.....