It's finally finished.
The completion of this blouse took far longer than it should.
I enjoyed the process of making this blouse but I was in fear of making the buttonholes.
The fabric was intimidating at first and was quite a challenge, matching the pattern and it's slippery nature.
I could have easily made this in a day but instead I made this project last a week.
It was kind of like savoring a tasty little treat and I worked on it for only a tiny bit of time here and there.
This blouse was made using the Loes Hinse Italian blouse pattern. It is one of my favorites because of the lower neckline and low collar but I also love the drapey flow of the blouse. This is the second blouse I have made from the Italian blouse pattern. At first, I didn't understand the lack of interfacing but this pattern is designed so that the seams and stitched front facing hold the shape of the blouse.
This buttonhole technique from Louise Cutting is brilliant and has totally cured my fear of making buttonholes. It is my go to method, especially on squirrely slippery fabrics like this microfiber ikat.
I highly recommend both the Italian blouse pattern and this buttonhole technique.