Definitely the most gorgeous and time consuming blouse I have made in a long while!
This is Vogue 1387 by Rebecca Taylor in a heavy, slubby polester fabric. Just look at the details!
As well there are cuffs with plackets and a rounded back hemline – phew! I took my time with this one; it was a two week sewing project. I also did French seams throughout. I love the modern yet retro feel of the style, I will get a lot of wear from this one!
The only adjustments I made was to lengthen the sleeves 2″ and the body 1 1/2″; I cut a 16.
Style Arc Barb Pants
A few months back, Style Arc generously released a few freebies; including a slim-leg pull on pant, “Barb”. I was fortunate to find some stretch woven on our annual shop till you drop gals day on Queen St. E. which had similar stretch to the recommended fabric, Bengaline – as staple in Australia, but impossible to find here. I found it at King Textiles in the stretch woven section, I think they had navy and black. According to swatches, my fabric is a bit heavier, which is fine for our climate.
These pants are a 14, with my crotch curve adjustment and about 4″ added to the length. Jeez I have a square butt!! I also added a grosgrain ribbon stripe down each leg: