This is Louise Cutting's new Blouse pattern. It is updated from a previous pattern and has many options - collar and band, just the band, darts in front or back, straight hem with vent, curved hem, straight sleeve, or with a cuff and placket.
I have a wonderful pattern drafted with my Sure Fit Designs Dress kit, but wanted this pattern for Louise's excellent instructions and the collar and placket that come with the pattern.
I especially love the front band. It is folded three times, and on the last third fold, is stitched and turned toward the front. That detail alone was worth the pattern. I also like her collars, which are stitched in the center back and folded at the center front to alleviate bulk
I made a couple of alterations. One was for a rounded back. The other was to alter the sides some. The pattern has the sides going inward by about a half inch on the sides. With my hips, they need to go out about a half inch! So I just swung the sides out about an inch.
The fabric is a cotton/silk Ikat print from Dana Buchman that I purchased at Fabric Mart.
I'm sure I will use this pattern over and over again.