My mother-in-law has been sewing blouses for her mother for quite some time. Ah Mah (grandmother in Hokkien) has been wearing nothing else except these homemade blouses. The pattern is all the same - front buttons so that it's easy for her to get dress due to her aging bones. It's always cotton, mainly flowery, for comfort. My mil said it's not easy to buy ready made 100% cotton blouse these days. My mil is making one now for the Chinese New Year. The octogenarian will be elated. So sweet. This is love.