I have wanted to make this blouse for the longest time, ever since I saw Christina's and then this cute one. But then, Summerset, posted a terrific review with some tips and the best tutorial for the sleeve placket. I couldn't have done it without her and her detailed pictures helped me figure out some other little things that BWOF forgets to tell you. Thank you, Summerset!!
I have to admit the buttons bore me. I really wanted to jazz it up with some rhinestone buttons or something else fun but my oldest daughter told me that would "tramp it up" or something similar. I did see these really cute clear glass buttons with a little gold glitter in them that I thought would have been fun but I heeded my daughter's suggestion.
I really like the wide button placket and the pleats and mock wrap create a flattering silhouette. The fabric is a woven cotton with just a touch of lycra in it. It's going to be a bear to iron!
I saw the cutest pair of giraffe print pumps at DSW the other day that would really complete this outfit. They were very comfortable in spite of their 3 1/2" stiletto heels and pointy toes and they looked HOT! They were on sale but really... how many times can a gal wear giraffe print shoes? Hey! I just found the exact shoe at Zappo's. Aren't they cute?! (Zappo's price is $73 but I think they were marked down to about $35 or $40 at DSW.)