A classic from 1972, described as "Ladies' blouse variations designed for knit and stretch fabric", this blouse pattern is surprisingly easy to find on the net. Although it rates as a vintage pattern, it differs little from more recent Kwik Sew patterns.
View A is a short-sleeved polo shirt; views B and C are long-sleeved blouses with buttoned cuffs, bust darts and a spread collar. View B (centre illustration) has very full gathered sleeves and a spread collar. View C (right) has narrower sleeves pleated at the wrist and a collar and band cut as one piece.
My shirt combines the narrower sleeves of view C with the spread collar of view B. Different sizes are published with different pattern numbers. Kwik Sew 368 has sizes 18–22 on one tissue; KS367 has sizes 12–16 and KS366 has sizes 6–10.
Making a pattern for stretch fabrics in a woven is risky, but the tissue seemed to be a decent size so I made my usual size. The result is a good fit.
Patterns from the 1970s typically have small armholes and huge collars. This one, thankfully, does not have either. The armholes are larger than usual for the period, and the collar is big but not extreme.
The envelope has no thumbnail diagrams. You have to buy the pattern and open it to see details of the design, although admittedly the illustrations are clear enough and the tissue holds no surprises.
Towards the top, the front facings are narrower than usual, and refuse to sit flat. A few neat slip stitches between the lapel and the shoulder would fix that.