Check Blouse

For many months, I have longed for a check blouse.

Pattern: Liverpool (again), by Amy Butler.

Fabric: About 1.5m of 150cm wide gingham check from Murphy Sheehy’s. I can’t remember exactly but I think I paid about €12-13 for it. It’s a nice quality gingham, substantial enough to be warm but not heavy.

So I made a few modifications to the pattern. Some were the same as the last one – I shortened it a lot and added an extra 1.5″ to the front. This time, I also cut the collar and cuffs on the bias. I really wanted to do the placket as well but I didn’t have enough fabric. In fact, I barely had enough for the collar. I had to cut it in halves and sew them together. Needless to say, matching all those lines, whether biased or not, was time consuming.

I branched out a little and used snap closures because I thought it suited the style better. I’d never used these before but it was really easy. This is a closure I will definitely use again.

This was definitely easier the second time round and I love having the variety of a comfortable check blouse in my wardrobe.

5 thoughts on “Check Blouse

  1. love your shirt – it’s gorgeous! I just made a gingham dress a couple of weeks back and am totally into gingham at the mo :O)

  2. Gorgeous blouse. Have been admiring your sewing skills in your last few posts, you have added very wearable items to your wardrobe.

  3. hi Aileen, Juliette here from SEWING AND STYLE DEN. I am down in Courtown, near Gorey. Thanks for the invitation and also if you are down in the Sunny South East, please let me know. P.S. you comment does not appear in my blog’s classic view comments- so strange

  4. oh, i forgot the main things- your snaps look fab? Which brand are they- I would love to get my hands on those. Haven’t had any luck applying the snaps before, so usually avoiding them- but these look great! Let me know!

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