If someone asked me what my least favorite style decade was, I would definitely say the 70s. I tend to avoid it like the plague when shopping for vintage patterns. Yet, recently I've been trying to find more separates patterns and less vintage dresses to round out my closet and I stumpled upon Simplicity 8348 (1978). There's a flowy easiness to this tunic blouse that I loved.
I somewhat regret using a slippery sheer polyester fabric as my first attempt in making a blouse. Especially with all the gathering in the yoke. I probably stuck every pin I owned across the top and still and to redo the gathers 3-4 times. If I had to do it over, I'd make it more form fitting for myself. When not tucked in, it looses a lot of shape and isn't as flattering.
Otherwise, this pattern was fairly quick to manage and I created a few more as gifts once I got the hang of it. I think using a bold statement print makes for a great work to evening look. This bow blouse even works dressed down with a pair of jeans.