For my second finished sewing project, I put together this blouse. I feel a little torn about it – I like the fabric I picked out a lot, and I like the top a lot in theory – but I haven’t found a lot to wear it with that doesn’t make me feel weirdly dressed up. It certainly doesn’t help that the weather here has not been cool enough to wear a long sleeved shirt, not even a sheer one.
I used the Simplicity 1783 pattern, and it was pretty straightforward to make.
I don’t know – I guess I’m disappointed with how like.. blousey this turned out to be? That’s kind of silly, given that it’s described as a blouse, but it just feels like a lot of pattern and fabric when I put it on. I haven’t totally given up hope yet though – I’m hoping it will be the kind of shirt that looks really cute under a cardigan or a jacket – it just hasn’t been cool enough to try that out yet. I’ll let you know, and I guess I’ll be ready if I ever get that job at Sterling Cooper Draper Price.