Simple Blouse Week Day 3: Front Placket

3:30 AM


It's Day 3!
This time I went with navy gingham and added a front placket and 3/4 length sleeves.

 Adding a placket is really easy and opens up a lot of opportunities to make tops with non-stretch fabric.
I use it a lot with kids clothes since they have large heads in proportion to the rest of their bodies.
I also made a longer sleeve and cut it on the bias.

I think I got this shirting fabric from fabric.com a long time ago, but it doesn't wrinkle which is pretty great.

Here's where I wore it to church with navy sweater tights and my green pleated pocket skirt.
Oh and it was daylight savings time  which I totally forgot about, so I thought I had an hour and started curling my hair when my husband brought to my attention I had 10 minutes until church started.
So I put the uncurled top half in a bun and ran but we were still late for church...but so was the main speaker so I didn't feel too bad.  

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6 comments

  1. Love this. It is totally my style, the sleeves are long enough to cover my old lady arms that have somehow appeared. And I love the visual interest with the placket. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Love the addition of the longer sleeves, and the placket is a fun detail. I love how this one looks with your pleated pocket skirt.

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  3. well I keep saying this with each one but this is my favorite. really clever bias cut sleeves-gives a subtle touch of interest. Great family photo too. Did quite a job with DST.RJ living up to his big brother look too. handsome and Ellie cute as ever. If you hadn't mentioned your hair who would have noticed?? Great looking family.

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  4. very very cute! i'm still recovering from DST - haven't felt well rested since it happened!

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  5. Yes, this one is nice too--ALL great!

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