Hot! The “No Fastenings Required” Blouse

This week I decided that I deserved to be a little bit lazy.  So while this is not perhaps a garment specific to a vacation, it was a vacation for me to make the darn thing!

And here is my new blouse, with not a buttonhole or zipper in sight.

I am still amazed, but I actually finished the blouse in one weekend, from washing the fabric, to the final hand stitches.  That may be a first for me.  Perhaps is has something to do with the lack of fastenings?!

And now I have a new, easy fitting blouse.  Thank you, Sew Weekly Vacation!


• The Facts

⁃ Fabric:  Stretch Rayon

⁃ Pattern:  Simplicity 1872, Cynthia Rowley

⁃ Year: 2012

⁃ Notions:  1 yard of elastic; seam binding; thread

⁃ Time to complete:  One weekend.

⁃ First worn:  June 19, 2012

⁃ Wear again?  Yes!

⁃ Total price:   ~ $15.00


Laura Mae

Laura Mae adores sewing and knitting, mostly vintage or vintage-inspired patterns. She hopes to inspire others to create lovely and lasting garments that speak of a past era and yet remain timeless and elegant.


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  1. Beautiful blouse! I love the fabric and the knots on the sleeves.

  2. Lovely, I bet it will make a great addition to your wardrobe.

  3. Very versatile top! I love that it has no fastenings. The color of the print is just wonderful.

  4. Lol we all deserve a break every now and then. Well done on your top!

  5. Hi Laura Mae, love the blouse and the detail,on the tied sleeve. The color looks great on you.

  6. Very pretty!! It looks lovely with the skirt also.

  7. Sometimes it’s relaxing to just go simple, instead of more time consuming detailed sewing. I totally get how it was like a vacation. The blouse is by pretty. I especially like the little ties on the sleeves.

  8. Laura Mae, I swear, everything you make is so wearable and beautiful. You look good in everything!

  9. You know I am sure I have seen this pattern on but I never realized how pretty the blouse is – until now. It looks great on you and I love the fact that one doesn’t need any buttons or zips. Will definitely try this one. I love peplum blouses.

  10. I’ve seen this blouse sewn up before, but never this lovely…you’ve totally inspired me to make this pattern. By the way, where ever did you find stretch rayon? I must have some.

    • Thank you, Najah! The rayon was from – it was clearance fabric last year, so it may be gone . . . but it was called “Stretch rayon slub” and had 3% Lycra.