My first attempt at this blouse was in the “not quite a disaster” category. I have never really liked sewing blouses because I have a strained relationship with button holes (something I intend to revisit, promised. A bit of sewing psychiatry might do me the world of good). So when I saw this simple blouse top I thought it was right on the money:
Though that thought must have left me at the fabric shop when I bought the cheapest chiffon, just because I liked the look of it. I regretted that horribly when the fabric pulled and snagged and slid and generally behaved most disgracefully. I ended up with a top that looks alright from a distance but that no sewist is allowed near, that would be too embarrassing:
So I decided I like the top plus it is a really easy make with no darts and not complicated details, just right for a few hours of meditative sewing and I made it again from a satin that I have absolutely loved ever since I bought it two years ago but that I never knew what to do with.
On the second make I made the sleeves a little longer and the seams a little straighter.
Wait – that is tomorrow then. Well, at least I know what to wear now…