I figured out that the Elise blouse pattern by Rosie and me deserved a second chance. In the first blouse, the neckline was too revealing, so this time I needed to change that. Fortunately, lovely Esther at Rosie and me made a tutorial on how to do just that! By the way, I checked and I haven’t stretched the neckline in the first blouse, it just wasn’t working for me!
I lifted the neckline for 5 cm and now the blouse has the neckline I wanted. In fact, it looks much more like the one in the Rosie and me webpage. Funny how different peoples proportions are!
Anyway, since the snows have melted away a long time ago and it’s already past the Midsummer, I made the cap-sleeved Elise blouse version with piping. I used navy blue cotton poplin with little birds on it. I like the bird print a lot. This kind of colour combination is usually combined with sea-themed prints such as anchors or sailing boats. For some reason, I don’t like those. I feel sort of like pretending that I’m a sailor!
If you are planning to make this cap-sleeved blouse I recommend reading the sewing instructions carefully! I did not at first and that resulted in me ripping out some really nicely piped seams! Well, that taught me to pay attention to the sewing order!
Originally, I was a bit in two minds about this blouse. Does it look good on me and are the cap-sleeves poking out in an unflattering way? However, now that I look at the pictures, the blouse actually looks pretty nice! I really must give it another chance and I think I may end up liking it a lot!
That’s all for today! Thanks for reading and Happy Sewing!