I tested the Simplicity 3688 1940s skirt pattern. This was an easy make and I love the outcome. The skirt looks nice when combined with the Sew Over It Pussy Bow Blouse that I have also made.
I tested the new Butterick B6563 blouse by Gertie. This is a vintage inspired semi-fitted summer blouse with different sleeve and collar options and a bow tie. I like my finished blouse very much and I can recommend this pattern for other sewists, too. However, I recommend checking the size before you begin.
My blouse sewing continues with the Elise blouse by Rosie and Me. This is a new pattern company for me, although I have been eyeing this blouse for a while. This pattern has cap sleeve and 3/4 sleeve options, French darts at the sides and a nice shawl collar.
I made the 1940s inspired summer blouse using the Norma blouse pattern from Ottobre design woman 2/2018 magazine. This is an easy to sew pattern with vintage-like details like gathers at the shoulders and a notched collar. Read my review!
I tested the newest pattern from the French sewing company Orageuse. This long-sleeved loose-fitted blouse pattern has a turtleneck collar with buttons in the back and an optional deep v-neck opening in front. I made my version out of floral polyester satin.
This dark blue Liberty Tana Lawn has been waiting in my stash for a while. Finally I decided to make another Mélilot blouse using one of my favourite patterns by Deer & Doe.
I made the I am Orion blouse that is a loose fitted top with a Peter Pan collar. I really liked the pattern but wanted to make sure that my white collar stayed white. So instead of sewing the collar on my blouse I made an old fashioned dickey that snaps onto the blouse neckline.
I sewed the Diana blouse by In House patterns using lovely mint green viscose. I needed to narrow the shoulders, but otherwise this pattern fits well. Although completely wearable, this blouse is a toile for a blouse I'm going to make out of silk.
This time I made a red floral viscose blouse using my modified Lekala 4420 pattern. I modified the pattern further by adding a red chiffon pussy bow collar.
Hello everyone! I made this Lekala blouse #4456 already last summer but I didn’t wear it and I didn’t post it. Why? The reason is that I did not like the outcome a bit. The Atelier Brunette fabric was beautiful, if slightly prone to wrinkles, but the collar felt stiff and too big and the sleeves stuck out weirdly: The blouse has been gathering dust in my sewing room for a year, but today I had some spare time and I started ripping out the collar. After the collar was gone the blouse felt much better. I then gathered the extra width of the sleeves on little pleats and sewed…