The Driftwood Blouse + Dress features a bound neckline that provides plenty of scope for customization. The keyhole cutouts, binding, and button-and-loop closures are all lovely details. And of course, it can be worn front-back for even more versatility!
The Keyhole Opening
The Driftwood Blouse + Dress pattern offers two options for the keyhole opening at the neckline: a rounded teardrop shape or a 'v' shape. The tutorial will guide you step-by-step through sewing a beautifully-finished facing for the keyhole - a simple but lovely detail that makes the Driftwood special!
The neckline features a button and elastic loop closure, but also works well with a simple binding and no closure.
The closure requires only one button, so it's the perfect project for using those extra-special one-offs from the button jar. My child enjoyed sorting through the jar to find a favourite to use on her blouse.
Use a small loop of elastic cord (a hair elastic works well), for a closure that is easy to fasten - even on wriggly little ones. These two lovely blouses feature button and elastic loop closures:
Finally, here are two examples of how the v-shaped keyhole can be made with no closure at all, giving the blouse a casual look.
There are lots of options for you to play with so you can create something truly unique.
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The Various Driftwood Sleeve Options
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How to make a Driftwood Maxi Dress
How to make a Driftwood Vintage Dress
How to make a Driftwood A-Line Dress
~ Lovely images by Nat Ghys, Genevieve Ouellet, Deirdre Osborn, Sarah Beasley, Sonja Den Biggelaar and Saskia Bregazzi ~