This is one from my Autumn sewing plans that went awry. I made this blouse up very quickly then shoved it in the wardrobe without ever posting about it, an all too common occurence for me!
It is made from a 50s Butterick pattern, a classic basic blouse, from a green/black/cream woven striped cotton with a lovely hand and ever so slight sateen finish.
This was very simple to make, and the sewing was done in an afternoon. I love the soft pleat fitting at the front, and the fact that the collar starts at the sides of the neck, so no uncomfortable bulk at the back of the neck from a folded collar. The buttons are facetted black glass, and I (for some unknown reason) decided to hand-sew the buttonholes.
Overall I’m quite happy with how this came out, though I may shorten the sleeves a little next time around. I’m not too sure I like their current length (which seems a lot longer than in the drawing).