Here is a plain white blouse Mark #2.
photo from www.burdafashion.com
See how I am much more obedient the second time around.
This extremely dull item of clothing was made so that my daughter could meet the uniform requirements to volunteer (as a Yr 11 waitress) at her school's formal ( for Yr 12), which was actually a cunning plan to have a good close look at all the dresses so as to get ideas for her own stunning number for next year. She believes in future planning.
She convinced me to sew the blouse by telling me it was necessary for design research and future sewing pleasure on my part, which would definitely involve at the least silk, and probably lace, boning and tulle. I think she is planning on a career path involving persuasive speaking.
I had to think about this future sewing quite hard in order to get through the blouse.
There is, in fact, very little to say about it.
1. Scale down to size 34
2. Square the shoulders.
3. Round the collar ends (I have been brought very low to consider this a design change)
4. Cover the neckline seam with self bias.
Dull, don't you think? I did add machine embroidery, white on white to the button placket, and fortunately she did not notice this. I had to do something to relieve the boredom.
The fabric is a medium weight cotton herringbone twill from deep stash, 1.1m circa 2000 (probably).
Stashbusting statistics - 1.1 metres, but this advance was ruined by subsequent purchase of 7 metres of fabric towards the formal dress....