For this blouse, I chose to make the pintucks and the rounded collar. There are 12 pintucks in all and I enjoyed making them.
This was the 2nd blouse I made in this batch. I struggled mightily with the plackets and cuffs on Margot's but with Grace's I did a much better job. Which was a relief. The plackets are tiny, tiny, tiny.
Here is Margot's blouse. I made hers in a size 6. The fit is good everywhere except it's a little long in the sleeve length. This blouse is made in a quilting cotton. It's amazing the difference between the quilting cotton and poplin. The quilting cotton is so much thicker and heavier. It makes a nice warm blouse.
For this blouse, I chose to do gathering instead of pintucks. I thought the pintucks would get lost in this fabric.
Okay, so these plackets were so hard. I think because of how tiny they were. The pattern warns you that this is a tricky part but somehow that warning didn't help. I tried to get a close up of the placket. You can see the strain of the fabric at the point of the placket. I had to try a couple of times and between the placket being so tiny and the seam being so narrow, the fabric is a bit distressed at this point. Now the cuffs, I can't explain what happened and why I struggled with them. For both shirts, I put the cuffs on backwards so that the buttonhole markings were on the inside not outside. No big deal. But apparently I wasn't reading carefully. Anyhow, both blouses are awaiting buttonholes and I am waiting to pick my machine up to do the buttonholes. I'll get it Saturday.
Foolishly, I attempted buttonholes on the Janome which was also acting up. I got it to make buttonholes everywhere except the top on on the bodice of the blouse and by the cuffs. Apparently the Janome doesn't want to make buttonholes over or near any seams. So long story short and after many tries, I had to unpick many buttonholes and nearly ruined the blouse. But hopefully I will have better luck with the Bernina.
Anyhow, it's got me thinking, I've never made myself a proper blouse. I've made myself a shirt dress. But not a proper blouse. I think it's about time.