Who knew it would be so difficult to photograph a white blouse? Not me. My apologies, for the lack of blouse detail in these images. Fortunately, there's nothing new to see here. (Haha!).
I feel redundant talking about classic or staple pieces, (then again, I just sewed an entire closet full of the same garments, making redundancy unavoidable); however, classic and staple are the two words that resonate in my mind when I think white blouse and denim skirt.
Is there anything you can't wear with a denim skirt?! It's probably apparent from the gushing I did over my shift dress, I'm completely in love with denim at the moment. Someday I'll take the plunge and sew jeans. For now, I'm quite pleased to have denim dresses, and skirts, and shirts, maybe a jacket... don't stop me if if gets out of control. :-D
The construction of this skirt is the same as the ones that came before it, except I used flat felled seams, because, well, it's denim. It seemed appropriate. I used flat felled seams on my dress too, which I failed to mention. They really are... flat. They also look very clean and polished on the inside of the garment.
I carried the tower placket that I used on my Gingham and Oxford versions of the Archer into this blouse. This sleeve placket it definitely my preferred method and my new default for this pattern.
The one issue I had while sewing this blouse is the sheer nature of the fabric. If you've sewn the Archer before, you know that the yoke is comprised of an inner and outer layer that both attach to the lower shirt back. The method for construction is pretty fantastic, that is, with opaque fabrics. My shirting isn't totally sheer, but it has enough translucency that I can see the seam allowance sandwiched between those inner/outer yoke pieces from the outside of the shirt. I trimmed it as small as I could to make it less obvious. I know it's there, so it bothers me. Most non-sewing people will likely never notice. I would love a better solution. The best idea I've received is from Liz and Meg who suggested that I eliminate the inner yoke piece and french seam if I sew with sheer fabric again. What are your tricks/tips for working with sheer fabrics?