Description: This chic button-up blouse can be cut short to wear with a skirt or pants or made long to be worn with leggings. It features dramatic cuffs and darts for a flattering silhouette.
Material: 100% cotton material
Pattern: BurdaStyle Button Up Tunic
I’ve been slowly growing my work wardrobe but I don’t think you can ever have enough work shirts for a bit of variety. Therefore, when I recently got a new job working back in the corporate environment, I decided to make some fun, flattering work shirts.
Gotta love my little pug baby – star of the show
I originally cut out a Vogue shirt pattern that I had made previously with sheer, see-through fabric, however it was a bit too big to use with 100% cotton material. So I opted for a more fitted style shirt by BurdaStyle, which included vertical side pleats on the front and back.
I ended up making these shirts in quarter and short length sleeves. I cut a size 40, which fit well but I still had to drastically take in the darts to get it to sit perfectly.
The first four shirts were from material I had in my fabric stash, as it only needed 1.5 meters for the shorter length.
However, I loved the pattern so much I went to spotlight and got some really retro, fun designs with matching buttons.
Now for some really out-there fabric, which you will find in the cotton lawn section at Spotlight, mostly for children (hehe). Cactus, flamingos and lamas lol!
Buying the 100% cotton fabric from Spotlight (on sale for about $7 a meter), plus the buttons (costing about $4 – 8 for 10) these shirts worked out to be about $15 – $17.50 each. Not that bad considering my latest Portmans shirts were $79 each! These shirts are long enough to wear with pants but also perfect with high-waisted skirts!
I hope you’ve enjoyed! Happy Sewing!
xx Erin xx