::sigh::... Back on the sewing machine...
I scored some GOOD fabric in the Pacific Northwest. What is not to love about that place?
Pattern: Burdastyle Front Pleat Blouse #103 A weird burdastyle pattern as usual, and I cursed the neck for awhile and then I got it. (Warning, no pictures on the pattern instructions). I did the pockets differently, as I learned to on the Chloe dress, attaching each of the four separate pocket pieces to the four edges of the seams prior to sewing the side seams, then sewing one continuous side seam and around the pockets, french seam style. When all was said and done, I stitched another 2 1/2" up the side to shorten the armholes.
Fabric: Awesome cotton fabric for, like, $2.50 from this AWESOME shop in Seattle (ohmygod they have a sewing studio sewing classes fabric store I died when I went in there please I wish there was one in Baltimore).
I like this shirt a lot! It is a little baggy and you can look really funny at the right angle - it would be a good second trimester top (Kim - I think you're too far along for this one, but you can borrow it when you're ready for Round 2!!!)
And, uh, I actually did not have enough fabric to do it the right way, but I cut the back pieces separately and added a center seam allowance. The opposing directions of the fabric are, in fact, not a creative design element, but no one has to know, right?!
Not enough fabric for the pockets either, so I used some leftover linen from this quilt.
I swear to you I ironed it this time.