Techniaclly this is not really the Maddy blouse. Since before I had the Celeste pattern and have omitted the skirt part to make this blouse, which would be the Maddy. Hey, I didn’t feel like paying money for a pattern I already had.
The fabric is a cotton poplin, I’ve also used interfacing, thread and an invisible zipper in the back. Size-wise I cut a 38, except for the upper side panels which I cut in 40 (that’s where my bust is). When I made the Celeste dress I cut 40 and it was very big. So was this 38 and I have taken the blouse in a bit in the side seams to make it more fitted.
Price for blouse: Fabric: 105 SEK (€11.91) Zipper: 25 SEK (€2.84) Thread: 1 SEK (€0.11) Interfacing: 10 SEK (€1.13)
Total: 141 SEK (€16.00)
Pattern: Burdastyle’s Celeste (8132B), modified into what would be Maddy (8132C). Difficutly: Novice (Burdastyle’s rating – The sewing is fairly easy, although a bit tricky with the gatherings) Alterations: Shortened it and turned it into a blouse. Fabric: Cotton poplin Notions: Invisible zipper, interfacing Project rating: A lovely blouse. I love wearing things that are polished, but still not typical. This works in an office environment without being the classic buttondown. I also like that it’s feminine, not a feminine version of a male garment.