The pattern is the Esme blouse from Sew Liberated. I was initially a bit worried maybe this blouse would not fit me well in that I am a bit curvy and I need some more shape in the waist area. Following the pattern exactly it was true to size (going by bust measurement), and it is a very comfortable fit! But a little too
The fabric I purchased from an antique store as vintage yardage of unknown age. It is a high quality cotton print, not too light or too heavy, and it kept its nice colors after prewashing. It was a steal at less than 10 bucks for just around 2 yards. I got another fabric at the same time that I plan to make a second Esme blouse with. The sleeves on this top are really nice, I love the cuff detail.
Overall I think it was a pretty easy sew. Having a serger made the seam finishing faster since I basically serged all the edges before I constructed the blouse. The instructions were wanting..definitely more intermediate level than beginner. I actually have not made too many blouses for myself. This is maybe number 3? It says there are video tutorials but I yeah I didn't have time to check those! I probably should go and watch them though to construct the bib overlap properly. This one is a bit lopsided/asymmetrical...doesn't look terrible but I am pretty sure it is supposed to be straight!
Buttons are kind of a mismatched selection from the button tin. I will blog one day of this tin! Overall I really like how this project turned out so I am excited to get started on the second blouse. Now back to work!