In my last post, I focused on the beginnings of the sleeveless jacket. Now I'll show you the pattern I planned to use to make the blouse. It is from the same Harper's Bazar issue:
The pattern is for the blouse only (only a brief description of the skirts were included). I chose to make it without the ribbon sash trim you see, which never looks as good in person as it does in the illustrations.
Below you will find the description and instructions from the pattern. It's another simple one, only a few parts.
In reading everything, you'll see that there is no mention of a closure method. From the look of the illustration, the front is closed with with hooks/eye or with just overlapping and pinning. I chose to go with no closure so that it could just be pinned later on. All those ruffles make for a perfect shield to cover any pins. =)
(To be continued with Full Ensemble...)