The instructions are very well written with lots of detail and include fully digitalised illustrations throughout for a professional feel. There are notches and balance marks throughout the pattern pieces and all the pintuck and dart raw edges line up perfectly once sewn.
Recommended fabrics are light weight wovens with or without stretch (1 5/8 yards approx 1.5 metres). It also calls for a small amount of interfacing (for the buttonhole placket) and 5 1/2" buttons
There are 8 staggered pintucks on the front which help give the shaping needed for the bust along with a bust dart and 2 diamond waist darts either side of the centre front placket. Two diamond darts and a centre neck tuck are also included on the back piece for a little more movement room. There is a choice of 2 sleeve lengths, 3/4 sleeves or bracelet (just shorter tha full length to enable a bracelet to still be seen) length. Both sleeve options involve gentle gathering into a cuff which mirrors the gently gathered inset sleeve head. A very classic and formal looking blouse.
How does it fit?
I like the length overall but feel the sleeve length isn't quite a standard 3/4 so might adjust that ever so slightly too.
I think I'll also add a couple more buttons to the front placket next time to stop there being so much space between them, that is very much a personal preference based on aesthetics in my eyes though.
I fit the 'V' a little low but as I had to wear a cami under anyway due to the fabric being sheer that isn't an issue as that provided a modesty panel for me.
Fabric Cost - £5 ($7.11)
Notions £2 ($2.85)
Total cost £15.40 ($21.96)
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Fabric - Bargain fabric from a destash
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