It's time for another silk blouse addition! I haven't made one since last July and I'm going through withdrawal lol.
I wanted something simple without a lot of seams for this large scale print, and chose McCalls 7248. I like both of the necklines and the high/low hemline. This fabric is a stretch silk charmeuse that's been a longtime stash resident. I think I got it online somewhere, maybe Denver fabrics? Are they even around anymore? The contrast solid gray is also silk charmeuse that was in my stash but I can't remember anything about it. It isn't a stretchy fabric like the other.
I cut a straight size 10 (am typically a 12) since my fabric had some give and the blouse was oversized as drafted. It went together quickly without any fit issues.
The sleeves have a nice amount blousy-ness - not too voluminous or too constricting.
I interfaced the top and bottom neckline binding and cuffs with knit
interfacing to give it a little stability but not make it too stiff.
I found these buttons in my stash bought for some forgotten project. There were four on the card so I just went ahead and used two per cuff.
The yoke was stitched burrito style to encase the raw edges and I used french seams on the sleeves and armholes. The side seams were finished with small double folded hems since I couldn't do a french seam with the side slits.
It's a nice addition to my collection of silk blouses. This big shirt over leggings silhouette is so great for my lifestyle. I'm tempted to make it my daily uniform!