A remake of Butterick 6563

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I first made this pattern in 2019. I guess you can say I’ve grown out of both of my previous versions although I’m not yet ready to part with them.

They’ve both been incredibly useful and I’ve worn them many, many times.

However, there comes a time when you just have to remake one of your favourite summer blouses in the next size!

I searched all the usual places for another copy of the pattern but I think it’s no longer in print so I was very pleased to find that I had actually traced this one off when making it the first time.

I only went up one size but this one has turned out a lot more roomy than I expected.

I had treated myself to this Meet Milk Tencel cotton fabric in frog in a recent Minerva Sale. I specifically wanted some solid colours to go with these black and white Sasha trousers so I could get more wear out them. Granted the fabric was a little pricey but I ordered exactly what I needed and the discount helped too.

It’s a beautiful soft fabric. It’s quite sheer held up to the light, but not when worn next to the skin.

I went for the puffy sleeves this time. The sleeves on my other 2 versions were a little snug around my upper arm, but I tried the cuff length before sewing these ones up and it was perfect. I much prefer a cuff to elastic around my upper arm.

Fairly roomy across the back but super comfortable for computer work.

With just a front facing and no button band or collar stand, this blouse makes up in super quick time.

Another great blouse for my summer working wardrobe with an uncannily matching belt too!

Love, Lucie xx

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