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I bought the fabric, a cotton-poly blend, to coordinate with pants fabric I had, but decided to go another way for that blouse. That made this fabric perfect for experimenting with a non-Burda pattern. Butterick didn't let me down. I like the way this blouse turned out.
There was a little too much sleeve ease. In addition to my usual finger easing, (or "ease plus") I used a method I saw demonstrated by Louise Cutting. Cutting's method takes advantage of turn of cloth to ease in the extra fullness. This method is done while pinning the sleeve to the armscye and didn't take any extra time and very little extra effort. I don't know if piggy-backing two techniques is recommended, but it worked in this case.
This may be the first pattern from the women's size range I've sewn. Usually I choose patterns from the misses size range. Who comes up with theses labels anyway? Somehow, I feel older and more matronly sewing women's than I did sewing misses. While this crushed my body image and dented my self esteem, I have to admit, the blouse fits. Just one more way the universe has of telling me I'm getting older.