Opacity is so yesterday.
The fabric for this blouse came from Jo-Mar in Philadelphia. A couple of other sewing bloggers bought the same fabric. As I recall, there was more demand than supply. A girl fight nearly broke out about it, complete with scratching and hair pulling. I should have been the bigger person and given it up so others could buy it instead, but, well, that is obviously not who I am.
For those who did buy it, if you have, indeed, made it up and I somehow missed it, please leave a comment telling me where I can see it. I love to see what others do with the same materials.
I mixed it with some lace I had in my stash left over from this dress. I almost never save scraps, but this is a lovely guipure lace that is fantastic to touch and was ruinously expensive, so I saved every bit of it. I attached the lace to the print before I cut out the pattern. I find that it is easier to line things up if I do it in that order.
I used the same pattern that I used for this blouse. I love how the white blouse looks and fits, but those ruffles on the cuffs annoy me to no end, so I don’t wear it much. I wanted another one sans cuff ruffles. To save you clicking, the pattern is from BurdaStyle 9/09.