When I started this blouse, I thought spring had arrived. Now it's cold and wet and overcast. Where are you, sun?! Anyway, I loved this design the second I saw it - the cute neckline, interesting collar construction, and nifty cuffed sleeves.
Here's a closeup of the neckline:
I used bias tape to cover the yolk, shoulder, and armhole seams. I did french seams down the sides and sleeves.
I couldn't figure out how the inside neckline would be sewn until I stitched the button facing down. Here's a picture of that in case anyone else is confused:
I bought this poplin from Denver Fabrics for $5.25/yard and used about 1 3/4 of the 2 yards. I just loved the colors and the small birds scattered throughout. It has since sold out, but they have such great fabrics and the prices are super duper low! Plus they run sales every 2 weeks for even more savings (most Jersey knits are on sale this week for $3.95!) It's my favorite online fabric store.
Up next is this knit top with flounce sleeves from BWOF 1-2009 issue. I only have the sleeves to make - maybe I'll have this done tomorrow? With daylight savings, Justin can now photograph my finished garments during the week. Hurray!