Since my red dress ended up in the wadder pile, I thought I'd make a red blouse using the same crape-back-satin. I've used this pattern before for my tuxedo-inspired white blouse. It is such a great fitted blouse and this probably won't be the last time you see it being used. Oh, I finally found a great contoured wide black belt. (Macy's - I love that store. Plus they are always sending me coupons.)
I'm wearing the blouse with this skirt.
I love the bust gathers and fitted midsection. For this garment I did topstitching around the collar, button placket, fitted torso princess seams, and cuffs.
I didn't do my usual french seams on the inside because I was topstitching and that would have been super bulky. Here's a few close-ups:
Here are the cuffs. At first I wasn't that pleased with the double button look, but now I think it's fine.
Here's the pattern envelope. I made view D, the white blouse on the top left.
And my shoes, in case anybody is interested. I'm making a black dress with gold buttons and topstitching for spring specifically for these shoes, but like them with this outfit when it's not so cold outside that my feet freeze.