I have made this New Look 6976 peasant blouse before and wanted a non-white, non-black floaty crinkly cotton for another one. I love blue so this is perfect.
The pattern is very straight forward and has plenty of room so no fitting alterations were needed. Even so, the small changes I made must have been too much for my pea sized brain because I think I unpicked every seam at least once!
The sleeves are full length this time plus I swapped the gather ties for elastic which are set slightly back from the wrists and enclosed in a bias strip. A rolled hem gives a softer rather summery look I think. The other change was at the neckline where I made my ribbon tie functional, again enclosed in a bias strip sewn on the inside.
I like how the bias tape peeks out at the neckline and you can see a wee shadow of it through the fabric. A happy accident really as I couldn’t find any tape to match either colour or lightness nor did I have anything in my stash to make some. Oh and I had run out of black elastic too so the little blue and white checks camouflage the white elastic at the wrists. Perfectly lazy lucky solution all around don’t you think?