That's right, it's another Simplicity 2154. After making my polka-dotted version, I knew I'd be making more of these babies. It recently struck me that I needed one in gingham...yellow gingham.
|my newest Simplicity 2154 blouse - you can see my first version peeking out behind it!|
|it can be worn with the neckline clasped, or not!|
It's such a satisfying project to sew up!
- I love collars
- it has no zippers or buttonholes (when you omit them, like I do)
- no sleeves to set in
- pattern pieces are all set up for you to make self-bias strips to finish the armholes and neckline
- there's a cute keyhole opening in the back, which is easy to do and looks good!
- that's all I can think of
|back of blouse and collar closeup|
The things I did differently for this version of the blouse were to make the collar about an inch smaller, use french seams for the side seams, underline the lightweight poly/cotton gingham with cotton batiste, leave the peek-a-boo opening at the front neckline open at the top to be fastened with a little hook & eye, omitted the bow in the original pattern.
|insides, with turned and stitched seams and cute bias strip finished armholes and neckline.|
I'm sure there will be move of these bow (or sans bow) blouses popping up around here in the future, but for now I'm dreaming about what I mentioned in my last post. ...and fall/winter sewing in general.
|Anise by Colette Patterns|
While digging through all of my winter-weight wools and fabric, I found some nice plaid that I'm setting up for a cozy fall/winter skirt. You can spot a few glimpses of it in the background of the last blouse pictures above.