Brushed Cotton Blouse

Using the bodice from McCalls 6438, I extended the length and added the shaped hem from McCalls 2797 to make this warm and cosy tunic blouse.  The fabric is a “nursery-style” print on Dark Blue background purchased from Fabricland one of my favourite fabric stores.

butterick 6438 adapted blouse

As the print is very busy I decided to highlight the collar and front edge using some narrow Red satin piping. I also added extra buttons and buttonholes so that now the collar is convertible from fairly high up to an open rever.

collar opened

                    collar open

collar closed

                    collar closed

The blouse is fine for wearing on chilly days, although it can look a little like pyjamas when teamed with straight leg navy trousers!