Completed blouse

The second Sencha blouse is complete.  I ended up reducing the upper chest/shoulder area from a 12 to an 8, keeping the bust to hip area at 14. 

After stitching the buttonholes and adding the buttons, I tried this on for final adjustments before hemming.  I took deeper tucks in the front  and back extending the length of the back tuck to take in some of the fullness I was experiencing right above the waist line.

I really love the look of this fabric and wish I could capture it better in the following photographs.

Here is a photo of the buttons I settled on.  The outer edges are shiny blue with the center a matte look.

Button closeup

Here is view of the frontCompleted Sencha #2 blouse







And here it is with the completed Simplicity skirt

Colette Sencha blouse with Simplicity skirt

I am glad I improved the fit of the blouse.  I know that I will make more.


  1. I love the print! You will look good in that color!

  2. Beautiful blouse - the fabric is lovely and the buttons you picked are perfect!

  3. Those buttons are pretty. I have been wanting to try a Collette pattern. Do you find them to have good instructions?

  4. Very nice! I love the colors~ Blue is one of many of my favorite colors. :)

  5. I really like this print and agree with Cindi who said, "You will look good in that color." I always like a floral print with a solid, so I think the whole outfit will be perfect! So glad to hear you are happy with fit you achieved. Yay!

  6. That's a gorgeous fabric and perfect for the Sencha blouse. It will be lovely to wear.


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