The fabric is all cowboy but this is most definitely a blouse.
Little Sis is napping in the living room where I normally take snaps, so apologies for the awkward poses . The mystery pattern from the gathered bust FBA post is Butterick 4985, in view A, pieced together between the ongoing familial interruptions.
The pattern is shaped with gathers under the bust and princess panels on the lower bodice. I cut a size 18 through the shoulders, with a two inch FBA (shown here) and a size 20 cut in the lower. I lengthened the lower bodice but unfortunately forgot to add some width at the hips so it’s pulling a little across there, but asides from that the fit is pretty good.
What you don’t see in the illustrations on this pattern is that the sleeve on View A is actually slit through the centre which gives them their fluttery effect. I wasn’t aware of it until I started construction – good thing I read the instructions this time.
The neckline is high and tied with a bow which I love on other people but doesn’t quite feel like me. Generally a high neck with a full bust equals quite a chesty look, so I tend to avoid it but others seem to be proving me wrong so I’m re-eveluating.