There's no way I would make the perfect blouse just once, so of course, this is my second time to sew up this little number. What appeals to me so much about the 1950s style of blouse is the tucks at the waist that give it shape. It makes it easier to tuck in, to be sure, but I also like that it still accentuates my waist a bit when untucked.
I only made one fit tweak from the first version, and I narrowed the shoulders by 1/4". They're still sitting just off my shoulders, but the more I looked at the pattern, the more that I thought that was the intended style of the time. Once I finished, though, I was back to wondering if I should reshape the entire armscye the next time I sew it. Always tinkering!
My dear friend Whitney took these photos, and it makes me positively giddy to see all these touches captured so beautifully. It's sewing eye candy. I thought I'd keep my ramblings to a minimum today so you can feast your eyes on these details!