The Coco Chanel Inspired Blouse | Debi Fry
Total Cost: ~£18.05
The theme for this week was Coco Chanel. To me, Coco represents classic lines and clothing, white and black, and wardrobe staples. I loved her understated elegance. I took the chance with this theme to revisit a classic blouse pattern, DuBarry 5327. I’ve made the short-sleeved version in a cute quilting cotton and I absolutely adore the lines of the blouse.
When I envision Coco Chanel, she’s always wearing a long-sleeved silky white blouse. So I decided to make up view 1 of the pattern. This blouse looks amazing with high-waisted trousers (not so much with normal waisted pants—mainly due to the pleats at the bottom of the blouse). So I paired it with the trousers from Simplicity 3688 that I made awhile back.
And here's the view of the back:
I particularly love the topstitching and gathering detail on the front and back of the blouse. It turned out quite well in this heavier fabric (I wasn’t sure how it would work)!
I love this blouse pattern and I think it will become a regular TNT (Tried ‘n True) pattern. I plan on wearing this all the time! I also plan on posting more pictures on my blog of the various blouse outings!