My daughter and I were in the mall three weeks ago. We did a lot of window shopping and we took pictures of RTW including this blouse for $15.00-20.00 depending on the department store.
I cost me $5.00 to make.
Pattern description- It's so easy.
Size A 8-18
Fabrics: cotton/Blends, Silky Types, Double Georgette. I used cotton gauze.
Likes : The instructions were simple except for how to attached bias binding to the armhole.
The finished blouse looked like the illustration. I like the blouse very much. It's simple and it will keep you cool during the hot summer months . You can use almost any fabric that is soft and drapery.
Dislikes: 1.The instructions on how to partially attached bias binding to the armhole is somewhat confusing for a beginner. Because, only about 2/3 of the armhole will be covered with bias binding and the other 1/3 the raw edges will be expose
2. I did not like the instruction for attaching the back yoke and front yoke facing. The technique somewhat awkward.
Corrections: 1. I sewed the upper back yoke and the front yoke to front and back pieces. I attached the self lining, proceeded to sew the sleeves and attached bias binding to the entire armh0le. The bias binding covered all the raw edges and gave the armhole a much cleaner finish.
Conclusion: This is a very simple pattern. However attaching the self lining and covering the armhole raw edges could present a challenge for a beginner sewer.
My Pattern rating: beginner- intermediate
Sewing techniques: 1. understiching and topstiching
2. I made the bias binding out of the fashion fabrics.
3. Interfacing- muslin, to support to front and back yoke since gauzy fabrics are not very strong.