This blouse has two things that I particularly like: an interesting collar, and very full sleeves. I had previously made the jumper from Simplicity 8611 (although Mr Rat and I haven’t photographed it yet) and looked at the pattern again and thought: I should make the blouse, too. The pattern is a size 8, dating from the mid-to-late 1970s. The blouse is a pullover style, with a small collar, long ties at the front slit neck opening, a straight bodice, and full sleeves gathered into buttoned cuffs. I made it out of soft white cotton, finished all the interior seams with pinking shears and edge-stitched the collar, cuffs and tie for neatness.
I’m pleased with how it turned out. I would like to make it again, maybe in navy or black rayon, or dark brown cotton. It is a versatile blouse: it looks nice worn with skirts, or under jumpers, or with the collar and tie peeking out of a jacket or sweater.
Mr and Mrs Rat
Mr and Mrs Rat like to sew.