I noticed that there is a #Targetdresschallenge happening on Facebook. Target is selling these Little House on the Prairie style dresses and people (men and women) are posting themselves wearing them outdoors, on a farm, with chickens, etc. It’s hilarious.
But I must say, the prairie look is pretty cute, as long as it’s not overboard. Ruffles on a blouse or dress is a very pretty look. That’s why I really like this blouse. I call it the “Prairie Blouse”.
McCall’s 7977 is described as a loose fitting, pullover top. There are 4 views included with this pattern. There are 2 lengths of sleeves- long or above the elbow. There are two options for the sleeves- with cuffs or elasticized with a little ruffle at the bottom of the sleeve. There are 2 types of yokes- sheer or non-sheer. The back neck has a keyhole with button and thread loop. You can elasticize the waist or leave it as it is. There is also an option to put trim on the bottom.
I recently sewed up two blouses using this pattern. For my first one, I chose view B. Instead of the cuffed sleeves, I put elastic at the very end of the sleeves. Also, instead of sewing up the neck facing, I used bias binding to finish the neck. Although I cut out the keyhole at the back neck, I kept the bias binding all around the neck (not unattached) since I was able to fit my head through. I used a shirting fabric that I purchased from FabricMart. Here’s the finished product:
I made another blouse minus the keyhole at the back neck using black cotton fabric that I had in my stash.
If you’re tired of wearing sweats and T-shirts, these prairie blouses are perfect to wear when you want to feel a little dressed up while lounging around the house. Happy Sewing!