My first attempt at creating a capsule wardrobe-Part Six, the “Classic Blouse”

When the color palette for my ten piece wardrobe challenge started to take shape, finding this beautiful dusty rose eyelet fabric was a a real coup. Creating a blouse from it seemed a natural choice.

I’ve made this particular “Classic Blouse” pattern from the Silhouette Patterns line a number of times and with each iteration has come further fine-tuning both in length and proportion.

Even though the pattern features a self cuff, full-length sleeve, I find a 3/4 length sleeve more to my liking. Several people who have made this pattern elect to omit the pockets, but I like their angled shape and include them more often than not, especially when choosing a transparent fabric.
Paired here with Style Arc “Margaret” pants, Silhouette Patterns “Sweater Set” tank top and border print infinity scarf. Even though the use of interfacing is not necessarily required for the collar and front placket, I elected to interface these areas with coordinating organza fabric to add more structure and maintain the transparent nature of the eyelet fabric.
With Silhouette Patterns “My Basic Jean Skirt”, “Sweater Set” tank top and border print infinity scarf.
Paired with Silhouette Patterns “Giorgio’s Top” and Style Arc “Margaret” pant.

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