I finished this blouse back in May, I think, when going back to the office in June or July seemed like a possibility. (To be clear, I am extremely grateful we are NOT back in the office; I just made this before I pivoted my sewing plans to be more applicable to that WFH lyfe.)

I still haven’t worn it except to make Doc take pictures of it, but I was really happy with how it turned out:

It’s Cynthia Rowley for Simplicity 8636 (again), in a Kokka quilting cotton in a traditional Japanese print. (I’m powerless in the face of a traditional Japanese print.)

This time I sewed the pattern as drafted with the bottom ruffle. I did lengthen the sleeves by 2 inches but that was the only mod. This is a really fun and easy pattern–highly recommend for when we can all leave the house again (or you just want to be fancy at home).