This is my second iteration of McCall's 7542. For this one, I created an upgraded version of view B. Instead of using the pattern piece for the lower sleeve, I decided to take my blouse to the next level by adding accordion pleats.
I started with the size 14 and the D cup. Yes, this is one of those patterns that include individual cup sizes. This is great because you don't have to do a FBA. That's always a winning moment. And I used the D/E length because I knew I'd be tucking mine.
My fabric is this gorgeous Blush Poly Crepe de Chine from Mood Fabrics.com. I love it because it even has stretch! I used it before in yellow for one of my current favorite tops. A few months ago, I'd ordered this silk chiffon pleated fabric. It was my first time ordering a fabric like this and I didn't account for how once it's all pleated up how the width would reduce. So it was stored away. And how lucky was I that it was a perfect match!
I followed all of the instructions up until it was time to add the lower sleeve.
I also decided to forgo the faced neckline.
Instead, I made my own bias binding and finished it that way.
And for the back neck, instead of using the suggested hook and eye closure...
I gave my blouse a delicate finish with a tiny button and a thread loop.
I absolutely love how this blouse turned out. I love it so much that I've shared all of the details of the changes and modifications I've made in a video tutorial! I hope you enjoy!