I saw a shirting fabric with a bicycle print at Jo-Ann’s and couldn’t resist:
I decided it was perfect for a shirt, and since I had already altered dress pattern Butterick 5846 to be a blouse, I used that. I did move the tucks down an inch, because I think they stopped too high, and I also made each tuck a little shallower. (As it turns out, the fabric has some stretch to it, so I probably didn’t need to make the tucks shallower. I really need to start paying closer attention to the information on the bolt ends.)
Here’s the finished blouse:
And the back:
I’ve worn this blouse a couple of times — once with my wide-leg denim pants and once with some navy capris — and I really like it. But I usually wear blouses untucked with pants or capris, and this really flairs out below the tucks. In short, it makes my butt look big. And I don’t even have a butt.
But this blouse will be fab tucked into a navy skirt. I need to get on that, but the sewing project list is long!
Tagged: 1940s, blouse, Butterick 5846
Thanks, Grandma Jeannie!
What a sweet little blouse. This sort of thing makes me wish I had the talent and inclination to sew.
Thank you, Jennifer!
What a gorgeous blouse!!! I love the pattern you used – it’s such a nice, comfortable design, isn’t it? I can’t wait to see the whole ensemble with the navy skirt! 🙂
Thanks so much, Esther!