Byrdie Button-up Blouse + Dress Sewalong
In the original Byrdie instructions, I showed an easier collar making method with the intention of expanding on shirtmaking techniques for those of you that want to take your shirtmaking skills to the next level and add more to your construction skillset.
The method I am showing you today (that I’ve had photographed since three months ago…sorry for the delay!) gives the collar more structure and a shape that naturally stays in place for a more crisp finish.
I almost didn’t even include the introductory “inspiration” post in this sewalong series because a button-up blouse is such a wardrobe staple that is so widely available that it almost seemed silly to be all: here’s how to style this garment.
The reality, though, is that I have about 40 button-up shirts pinned on Pinterest (maybe more?).
When I was designing this blouse, I waffled a bit on the sleeve placket construction. Sleeve plackets can be a bit confusing when you are first learning them, so I didn’t want to make it too complicated. But I ultimately decided that the end result of a well-constructed sleeve placket is so satisfying that I couldn’t NOT add them!