I guess it's pretty obvious I like this pattern. LOL. I think I've made the sleeveless version about 4 times (a couple of them not blogged about) and it makes a great summer top. This time I'm making view C, the dropped shoulder version with sleeves. I'm using a pretty purple & black/navy gingham I got from Sawyer Brook and a couple of coordinating batiks. I've made several pair of One Seam pants, not blogged about, and a navy pair will go very nicely with this gingham blouse. The pattern description says very loose-fitting and it's true. LOL. I used the same size I cut for the sleeveless version (a 16) and after putting it all together, determined I could use a 1 inch seam allowance for the side/underarm seams. It's such an easy blouse to make and I had to add a couple of touches from Threads #156 "Simple touches for standout blouses". Instead of cutting the collar stand apart though, I choose to make my own narrow bias tape to lay across the stand diagonally. I used a raw edge bias strip to embellish the top of the pocket. You don't know how against the grain it was for me to use a raw edge. LOL.
But it's done now and of course I used my embroidered label. I probably should have used a purple one but I didn't feel like doing any embroidery. I just used one of the ones I had already made. LOL. Yeah I know, lazy.
This is one of those things I needed to get off my plate and soon I can turn my attention to one of the Stylearc patterns. I'm just itching to get one done.
Okay here are the rest of the pictures:
I'm going to apologize for the funky lighting. I had to lighten them because I took the pictures on a rainy day. HUH, imagine that, rain in Oklahoma. It's been such a rare occurrence over the last couple of years.
Funny, I found an old Chico's tank in my closet that matches perfectly. It'll never happen again. LOL.
Here's that fun inside collar stand.
I used the same dark batik on the sleeve tabs.
This is a closeup of the rick-rack stitch I used on the yoke instead of normal top stitching. I wanted to play around a little.
That's all I've got for today! Happy Sewing!