I’ve been wanting to try the Kanerva Blouse by Named Clothing for a long time. It took Indie Pattern Month and the New to Me challenge to push me to get on with it!
And I’m so glad I did. The design details of this blouse are truly unique: the button up back, the pleated waist detail, and the split in back peplum. I love the way it’s gently fitted with double darts and easy tapering.
To accentuate the lovely design details of this top, I used two fabrics, an embroidered cotton and handkerchief linen. I also added to pockets to the front and sleeve band detailing just for fun!
I’m always a bit nervous when I try a pattern from a company that’s new to me, but the instructions for this pattern were so easy to follow. I expected the pleated waist would be tricky but it’s just folded over and stitched in place. The button placket in the back is easy too, and I used vintage buttons that are fairly flat so that the top would be comfortable when leaning against a hard backed chair.From cut to finish it only took about four hours, which is perfect for a weekend afternoon.
I think I must be the last person in the sewing community to sew this blouse, but I’m so glad I did! The style is so unusual and I plan on trying other patterns from Named Clothing.
Even though I sew Big Four patterns alot, I love Indie Pattern Month and am so looking forward to seeing everyone’s makes. If you’d like to see more of mine, hop on over to my blog, Ellegeemakes.com. Happy sewing!