Do you have a crisp, white button-up shirt in your closet? It’s a wardrobe essential that often gets overlooked due to it’s simplicity, but its nothing if not versatile. From Marilyn Monroe to Julia Roberts, style icons across the decades have proved that its possibilities are absolutely endless. Try a wide collar or tuck it into some high-waisted capris for a retro feel, add on some statement sleeves for a bit of flare, or go purely classic for great office wear look. Still need inspiration? We’ll be taking a look at our Melia Blouse to show off some of the simple ways you can alter a basic button-up!
All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 22.
As you can see in the pattern flats above, the Melia Blouse does feature a puff panel on the lower sleeve. Since this version is a more simplified, classic silhouette, I modified the sleeve just slightly.
To make your own simple sleeve, fold the Sleeve Puff panel along the middle until the width at the top aligns with the width of the Upper Sleeve and the bottom aligns with the Cuff. Next, overlap the Upper Sleeve and Puff a full 1″ to account for the 1/2″ seam allowance and tape into place. Voila! A brand new sleeve pattern.