Chalk and Notch - Wren Blouse and Dress
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The Wren pattern is a button-front blouse and a mini dress. The mini dress has a dropped waist with a gathered skirt and is loose through the waist and hips. There are two statement sleeve options. A short sleeve with a puff cap and an elastic hem and a long sleeve with a cuff.
Suggested fabrics: This style is designed for a light to medium weight woven. Rayon challis, rayon crepe, rayon voile, cotton lawn, cotton voile, linen, double gauze. Fabric with a nice drape world work best for the mini dress (View B).
Notions: 3/4 yd (0.7 m) of tricot fusible interfacing for facings and cuffs; six or seven 1/2″ (1.25 cm) buttons for the centre front; two or four 1/2″ (1.25 cm) buttons for the long sleeve cuffs; 1 yd of 3/8″ (1 cm) elastic for the short sleeves.
This pattern includes two bust cup options, and the cup size is determined by calculating the difference between the high and full bust. If the difference between your high bust and full bust is between 0” and 2” (5 cm) use the A/B cup. If the difference is between 2” (5 cm) and 4” (10 cm) use the C/D cup. If you have more than a 4” (10 cm) difference, you may need a full bust adjustment.