Hello, my dears,
Voilà my make of May for my capsule wardrobe, my blouse!
When I saw the Gathered Blouses of Meg and Lizzy, instantly I fell in love with the pattern. It has got a lovely peter pan collar, three quarter length sleeves gathered at small cuffs, yokes with a gathered back and a high low hem.
Eventually, I bought a copy of the book "She Wears the Pants" by Yuko Takada at Foyles' during a visit at London last year.
The original book's title is "She has a mannish style" which describes the included patterns more properly. Maybe you have seen Carolyn's cool tapered trousers or the various modern tops she has made, which patterns are included in this book, too.
Because the others had claimed the blouse being rather short, I lengthened the bodice by 5cm. You have to add the seam allowances.
I had started sewing my blouse at one of the sewing bees we local bloggers would have occasionally.
I used a lovely lightweight shirting of unknown content I had bought at a fabric outlet (Tandem, Bühl). It is slightly transparent and I made the mistake of using nude interfacing. Therefore, the button bands, pocket edges, collar and cuffs were looking dirty.
It took some months until I was ready to undo the interfaced pieces. I cut the pieces a second time and interfaced them with white interfacing and sewed it for another time.
Pattern: Gathered Blouse, N*17, "She Wears the Pants" by Yuko Takada
Striped lightweight shirting, Tandem Bühl
Alterations: lengthened the bodice by 5cm
Do you want to see what all the other participants have made for May? Hop over to Clo's! Miriam is collecting the post of the German participants.
I just realized that I can participate at Selmin's 12 Colours of Handmade Fashion, too. She had chosen the colour of white for May. Have a look at her gallery and enjoy!