This satin blouse with lace overlay features a flounced collar. It fastens with three large snaps and is intended as either a work blouse, or for going out. It is machine washable, but requires some minor ironing to keep it looking crisp and fresh.
The lace is from an old wedding dress that I found and the satin was bought from a fellow seamstress trying to pair down her inventory. I built this blouse as a summer sophistication look, because all of my office type clothing was just too hot!
Something about the design of this blouse: what makes it a truly great piece is the princess seams that help follow the contours of the body and create an hour-glass figure.
I used a pattern from the 1980's to create this top and it is still in my inventory.