Pleat-collar Blouse

Recommencing the loop with a Secondary Design that was left out of the running during the past year, in order to return now, reinterpreted and ready for commission as one of 2012′s technically grander works.
Ruffle gothic blouse with pleated collar
This narrowly tailored blouse is to be constructed from a classic black silk, disposed through five seams (two rear, two sides and a frontal one) draping the fabric along the abdomen, displaying a segmented hemline that is echoed by the inset shoulder-piece which harbors a ruffle-collar look by holding individually cut solar-pleats traversing the resulting neckline - the highlight of the design – some of which continuing into mounting pieces that hold up the sleeves, themselves narrowing and thereafter widening as to reflect both the tailoring and angular hemline of the blouse into one continuously balanced ensemble.


  1. This schematic of tailored sleeves is actually the direct shirt-equivalent of what was done to creating the similar appeal for the Marquis Coat.

  2. Two shirts; Two Patterns | Opus Relinque - pingback on March 22, 2012 at 4:50 am
  3. Different Landings | Opus Relinque - pingback on March 30, 2012 at 2:39 am
  4. Frontal Zipper | Opus Relinque - pingback on September 17, 2012 at 3:45 pm
  • Different Landings | Opus Relinque - Pingback on 2012/03/30/ 02:39
  • Frontal Zipper | Opus Relinque - Pingback on 2012/09/17/ 15:45
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