Prewash: Machine wash warm on the perma press cycle and dried on the cotton setting. The fabric shrunk 4″ in length and 2″ in width.
Notions: thread, universal needle size 12, sheer fusible tricot interfacing, six 1/2″ buttons
Alterations: I made a muslin and found there was too much fullness when I tied the drawstring. I took a 1-1/4″ tuck to reduce the fullness. This was the only alteration I needed.
Construction Details: Everything goes together quickly except pattern piece #2 the front yoke with undercollar. The key to attaching this piece is to label each section of the pattern. (click on picture to enlarge)
I interfaced the corner of the shoulder seam and neck back,
Conclusion: I like this pattern because of its unique twist on the classic blouse. It looks great with jeans or a pencil skirt. I’ll make this again and lengthen it into a dress using denim or linen.