Since my fabric has a directional print to it, I wondered when I was cutting everything out if this would matter. I think it turned out ok though. I love the cowl neck drape effect on the blouse front.
The blouse front is constructed of 3 different pieces, the front drape, pictured below, which is cut on the bias. There is also a separate collar which makes the styling of this blouse quite unique.
|Front bias piece of blouse|
The 2nd piece that makes up the front is called a "stay" pictured below. The 3rd piece, which I don't have a photo of, is the bottom panel, cut on the straight of grain. The stay has a finished front edge that will show underneath the front bias drape when constructed.
|The front stay piece|
|Front and stay combined|
|Close up of sleeve|