This blouse makes me smile. Many years ago I worked on a cruise ship that floated around the big, blue ocean. It was a wonderful, adventurous time of my life. I guess the feeling of the sea has never left me. So in honor of that time, I made up this blouse. I have always wanted a "sailor" blouse and have never owned one. I am really happy with how this project came out. Have you ever notice that some sewing projects just seem to put themselves together? Most of my projects don't just fall into place, I have to do a lot of planning and seam ripping! This one was different and seem to have a life of it's own. It was just a lot of fun. I did change the sleeve a bit to be more flared at the lower edge. This pattern does not call for trims, but I couldn't resist putting on the vintage military braid I had in my stash. The navy, linen fabric was a left over piece from my ginger skirt, so now I have a matching two piece suit, so to speak. I thought about adding a red scarf, but opted for these cute, vintage buttons. This blouse was made with lots of ease and comfort in mind, because I plan on taking it on vacation. It looks really cute tucked in. I will be making this pattern again, maybe with in a knit. I have been sewing up a storm lately, so much that I have a ton to blog about. Be back soon with more.