Butterick 6457- A blouse with peek-a-boo sleeves

I finally got around to sewing this pattern. I initially bought this pattern for the cold shoulder sleeves, which I was never really interested in but interested enough to buy the pattern. Luckily, there are 2 other views which don’t involve the cold shoulder sleeve, but rather, peek-a-boo sleeves. The sleeves have slits on the side to show a little bit of arm.

I chose view C. It was very easy to sew and the sleeves were actually a little fun to sew.


I like the end result. I like it so much that I have worn this top many times already. It’s very comfortable because it’s a loose fitting top. I like the peek-a-boo sleeves. They don’t show too much arm, but it gives the blouse a little bit of an edgy look.


I made a sash with the leftover fabric and I tie it around my waist. I like the way it looks because it emphasizes the waist.

I’m planning to make another blouse but without the peek-a-boo sleeves.

Happy Sewing!





McCalls 7052 peplum blouse

I love this blouse. At first I was worried that I would not like the finished product. I like peplums but that doesn’t mean that they like me. However, this blouse turned out pretty good and also turned out to be one of my favorite makes. I mostly like this blouse because of the fabric.  It’s a light blue cotton fabric with little cherries on them. I bought it in 2016.  I was saving it to make a summer sundress. It’s a Gretchen Hirsch fabric so it has that vintage vibe. I’m glad that I opted to make this blouse rather than a sundress because I think the mixture of the peplum pattern and the vintage vibe fabric work well together.

I made view D. There is an option to make view D with lace and lining. There are also 3 other views with double or asymmetrical  peplum options and sleeveless or short sleeve options. I’m not too interested in the double or asymmetrical peplum options but I am interested in making this as a short sleeve or sleeveless option. I might also try the lace and lining option, especially since I have not yet sewn a top with a lining yet. It would be  good learning experience.

I have worn this blouse twice already. Warning: do not wear this blouse in windy weather unless you enjoy showing off your midsection in Marilyn Monroe fashion. Walking around with your arms straight down while holding onto the bottom of your blouse looks awkward. I wouldn’t recommend it.

Happy Sewing!