When I was nearly finished working on the sailor pants, I really needed a McSewing project as a pick me up. I decided I should make a coordinating blouse and I chose Simplicity 3887. I made View D but with short sleeves.
I liked that it was super fast & easy to sew.
Fashion fabric: White cotton gauze with gold lurex stripes from Fashion Fabrics Club (item #BB272), 1.5 yards at $4.75/yard = $7.13
Interfacing at neckband: Gauzy Indian cotton in my stash
I added 3/4'' width to the neckband, my neckband turned out to be 2.5'' wide.
I shortened the length a couple of inches. In this case, I was so concerned with showing off the buttons on my sailor pants; I think next time I won't shorten it quite as much.
Will there be a 'next time'?
I would certainly sew it again. I ironed the gauze a bit during construction so I'm looking forward to washing it in order to get it to tighten up again.
I think a drapey fabric is best for this top; even the gauze is a bit too stiff in my opinion (the sleeves in particular, unless you are planning to add the elastic casing, which I'm considering...).
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