Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pink Button-Down Blouse Update!

I reached a point of almost-completion with the Pink Button-Down Blouse v. 2 just before I left for Portugal this summer. The blouse is almost finished except for a hem, buttons, and buttonholes. This is mostly due to me running out of thread and being unable to find appropriate buttons!

I eliminated most of the topstitching detail on this blouse because I didn't want to take away from the beautiful fabric: it's so soft and lustrous, and such a delicious shade of pink!

Look at that crisp collar!

Handmade, handsewn binding to the sleeve slit.
The yoke turned out beautiful, in my opinion!


  1. Wow! I'm new to your blog, and I am thrilled you shared this pink blouse with us--absolutely gorgeous shade of pink for your coloring. Sorry to be late to the party, but what is the fabric, and the pattern--did you make your own, or adapt a commercial one? Just lovely details. And I know what you mean about buttonhole thread and finding the right buttons! If you want to splurge, I suggest Tender Buttons in NYC, if you get over the water some day. Their stuff is miraculous, but expensive. Or sometimes I get lucky on eBay?
    Best of luck with the Ren Gown, too. Piping!! I love it!!
    Nancy N

    1. Thank you! The pattern I used was a vintage (80s) McCall's 8662 (http://pourlavictoire.blogspot.com/2012/07/diy-sheer-button-down-shirt.html). I did have to alter it the first time around; this version is very far from the original pattern, as it was altered extensively from the first shirt I made.