I finished this blouse, Simplicity 2501 just before we left but ran out of time to post about it.
I am writing this post, using a French keyboard, in a 10th century abbey which is now a hotel. It is an amazing place, but back to sewing...
I am finding this blouse is one of the most useful items in the travel wardrobe, as it is cool to wear, dries overnight after handwashing, and the wrinkles are not too awful. My trip advisors were right, there are no irons in French hotels. The fabric is a blouse weight Japanes cotton from Schacks Fabric Indooropilly.
There has not been much sewing reated viewing yet, but there was a notions stall in a market in Tolouse.