I came across this blouse pattern at Gertie's blog. I have to say that her inspired choice of gingham fabric was what caught my eye. Otherwise I think I would flicked past this pattern in the catalogue. Their styling does nothing for me at all.
And then I realised it was the pattern Green Apples used for her ladylike lumberjack blouse- really? Confirmation that it's a good pattern!There are definite possibilities here!
I rather like View C, with the cute bows, but maybe taking the longer sleeves from View D... if they are not actually completely froth-tastic like in that photo - shudder! And I need to satisfy my craving for a tie-neck, puff-sleeved blouse with a dip in at the waist by taking the sleeves from C and putting them on body D!
I am thinking polka dots, or even the coral gingham I have in the stash, intended for a child's dress when my daughter was little.
The fitted waistband will work with my new high-waisted trousers, or even to wear over low-waisted ones, while still looking kind of "1940's".
And the pattern was half-price here!
But I have a second pair of Bella trousers to make first! In airforce blue this time.