I am making my return to the sewing blogger community with this amazing and very stylish (hint on denim and floral pattern) blouse for warmer weather outside. I love the fact that it does not require too much fabric and to sweeten up the deal – I found a free pattern on the internet. Read on and I will share my tips and tricks!
Pattern: this pattern I found on the internet, among many others. What caught my eye? The fact that it had interesting neckline shape, that promised difficult construction due to the straight corners. Get you FREE pattern here. Enjoy!
Fabric: I used remnant pieces that I could not push myself to get rid off, and good that I did not! 🙂 1/2 yd of each fabric should make it happen, I had irregular fabric scraps and I made it work. Blue fabric is lightweight denim and floral is soft hand silk satin. It is not thick at all and suits perfectly. You will want to choose fabrics that have some body to them in order to form those straight angle corners and to shape beautiful darts in the back. Find similar fabric here.
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It looks amazing and suits you so well. Thanks for the link to the free pattern. This is something I’d love to make too.
Nicely done. I tried this pattern last year(?) and just could not make the corners work. I later figured out how to do inset pieces properly, but honestly lost interest in the project. Yours looks really cute.
Yep…almost happened to me. I think the lady that made the pattern had a youtube tutorial on how to do the corners step by step. Thank you, Melissa! 🙂
So beautiful! I love the combination of cut, fabrics and colors. Thank you for posting a link to the pattern, and for choosing an example that uses up irregular scraps (of which I have many). Great job!
Yes, and if you don’t have such big scraps, you can the mid centre piece as a separate square and just sew it in a straight line! Thank you! More to come 🙂