It’s funny how I’ve seen this style of blouses all over the stores for a couple of years, and yet until this past year there has only been one sewing pattern! Now, there are several to choose from, what I liked best about this New Look pattern is that the front is cut double, so you don’t have to look for a fabric that shows on the wrong side. Oh, also the little neck band holds the whole thing together without much gaping!
This was a fast sew, (warning, takes about 3 meters of fabric, the front panel is cut double on the bias!) cut one night and sewn the next, including French seams throughout!
Here is the back, with a centre pleat and narrow bias binding at the neckline:
Here is the pattern envelope, with some cute variations that New Look patterns are so great at:
Mine is a 16 with the sleeves lengthened 2″ and the body lengthened 1 1/2″. The fabric is a poly crinkle from Fabricland, I really liked the print. I intentionally kept the sleeves 7/8 – or are they 3/4 on me?? to show off some cuffs. However, once they were hemmed, they hit my arms at the same point as the hem…that’s probably to be avoided? Anyway they have elastic in the cuffs so they can be pushed up.
Worn with the famous-in-the-blogosphere Style Arc Linda Pants. Made up here in a beefy mystery knit from Fabricland that feels like a nice activewear knit. Yoga pants or dress pants? You decide!!
From the front & back:
The only alterations I made were to lengthen and adjust the crotch curve to my usual adjustment.
Did you see that Style Arc has a new pattern specifically for flat bottoms? I may just get it next time one of the free patterns appeals to me!