: : :Black and White Blouse: : :

Butterick 5711. View B.

Another great blouse pattern. I used woven chiffon some sort of thin seersucker (thought it was a woven chiffon...but no it's not, lol), and it came out sooo comfy. It has tucks in the front and the back, and gathered sleeves with a band at the bottom of each. It also has a collar.

The instructions were great for this pattern, I had no troubles with the construction. I made a straight size 8 with no adjustments. This top is super flattering and has a great silhouette. I like it. :) It is easy to dress up with a skirt or to wear casually with jeans. Perfect for work and play.

Definitely will make again. I think it is suited to drapey fabrics, though, because it might lay a little bulky if you use something heavier...I'm not sure though, it just seems like that might possibly be the case. So I'll wait for another cute lightweight print to "jump out at me" before making again.

: : :Romantic Blouse: : :

Simplicity 2936. View C.

I've made this blouse three times. Third time's the charm. The first one was two sizes too big. The second one was plaid, and my lines didn't match up. This one came out purrrrfectly lovely.

Everything about this blouse from the tied sleeves to the sweet collar to the delicate tucks remind me of the perfect blouse to wear on a date--hence my title, haha.

I made a size 8 straight through, but ended up taking in the side seams 1/4". I had absolutely no problems with this pattern. I've made it three times after all, but the construction of the first two versions went smoothly as well.

My favorite feature of this particular blouse is the scooped collar and the tied sleeves.

this fabric makes it so hard to capture details in a picture
So, there it is. My romantic blouse. (: