It appears that some of my followers do indeed appreciate vintage wear more than I do. Carolyn is the lucky recipient of the pattern drawn randomly from my gardening hat!
I have completed my McCalls 6035 white linen blouse and am very happy with results. This pattern adjusts the shape of the princess seam to offer a variety of cup sizes. I used a 14 D which fitted straight out of the pack. The only adjustment I made was to reduce the gathering of the sleeve by a total of 14 cms! These sleeves are huge - straight out of the Seinfeld Puffy Blouse episode.
I will definitely make this blouse again, but am likely to substitute the sleeves for another style.
My blouse is ready in time for Wear your white shirt day on 19th May, a special day to raise funds and awareness for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. So my aussie sewing friends, I hope that you are busily making white shirts. Although if you do purchase the recommended Witchery blouse, it's all for a good cause.
Next up? I'm keen to start on a tailored jacket, but may just continue to make blouses as I am very short on work blouses now that I'm visiting the office on a daily basis.