I mentioned previously that I am working on finding the perfect spring/summer blouse pattern. On my second try, I used a pattern I had purchased more than a year ago, a Cynthia Rowley for Simplicity (pattern #2593). I'm pretty pleased with how fast this turned out (about an hour and a half!), and how well it fits!
Because I had not made a garment to completion using a paper pattern in such a long time, I didn't want to cut into any of my nicer fabric for this blouse. I used a very loose weave cotton (I am sure it is 100% cotton, and it has the feel of linen) that was given to me by one of Mark's great-aunts who discovered that I loved to sew. I love the pattern on the fabric, but there was a minor problem with discoloration, so I thought it would be a great choice for the first iteration of this blouse.
|The pattern features a gathered neckline...|
|binding for the neck and arms...|
|and a 1/4" hem on the bottom.|
|fits me, top to bottom!|
|if I walked by you, would you hear my clothes shouting, "Spring is coming!"?|