I have a new blouse to share but I thought I should preface it with the original version I made last year but never shared here on the blog. This is my Swiss Dot Blouse I made with my ASG Group pre-pandemic. I have since refashioned it and will share the updated version tomorrow so you can see both.
Please forgive the photo quality! I took these pictures back in may when I was still recovering and was still taking all my pics with my phone timer.
Our group originally chose to work with Butterick 6085 as our base pattern to work on together in our group. I muslined my shirt and while it fit fine I really didn’t love the style. I tried to change up some of the details but in the end I redrafted the whole thing completely with my slopers. I did a full gathered cuff sleeve, dart tucks in front and back and added gathered pleats to the shoulder front and darts in the back shoulder. The front has a curved shaped neckline that ends in a button placket and a shaped hem.
I love this silhouette, it’s very romantic. Just not very me. I noticed I just never took this out to wear once it was made. It’s a bit too dressy for everyday with these dramatic sleeves.
All the Details
My sketch for this design.
I originally was planning on wearing this with my red and white stripe pants, but unfortunately they didn’t last long enough to wear these two together.
ASG original pattern choice Butterick 6085 sz. 12
Tonal Swiss Clip Dot Shirting White 2yds
Available in 4 colorways
- Content: Cotton
- Width: 56″
Scale: Clip dots = 1/8″
Suggested Uses: Tops or dresses
Care: Machine wash cold, tumble dry low or line dry.Note: This fabric is rather sheer. You may want to line or underline your garment
I really do love the fit of this blouse. It’s very fitted at the side seam, bust and shoulder but loose everywhere else. This was one of my first really successful self drafted designs and I may make it again in another fabric. The shaping at the neckline really turned out well and I love how the dart tucks look. I drafted it for regular darts but left the ends open when sewing. The button placket is fully faced around the neckline which gives it a nice clean interior finish.
Back tomorrow with the new version of this blouse. Stay tuned and Happy Sewing!