Onto the pattern!
Do you realize we're more than halfway through August and I haven't completed a resolution project yet? That's unacceptable, in my opinion. Granted, the resolutions are dwindling down, but that's no excuse, especially because I've had this fabric--specifically for this project--since June.
According to Pinterest, thirty-three weeks ago I pinned this shirt onto my Sewing Inspiration board:
From Anthropologie, so I'm sure it cost a million jillion dollars and was bad quality. At the time, I thought it could be a modified Colette Jasmine, but I never got around to it and just let it sit on my board forever.
In June, Denver Fabrics was having another great sale, so I picked up some cotton lawn. Considering it's about $4 a yard, it's pretty good quality: silky, it doesn't fray excessively, and if I make a mistake I don't fret as much. I remembered this blouse and decided to buy the supplies, even if I didn't have the pattern.
Then Simplicity released 1779 for fall and I thought it was cute enough and close enough to give it a whirl. So this is my version.
Button-down blouse with various collar styles and sleeve lengths. This is view C.
True to Big 4, this is available in 6-22. I made a 14.
Did it look like the drawing on the envelope when you were done?
Yes, I believe so. The drawing had better lighting--stupid rainy days messing up my photos.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, there were just a ton of them--39 steps total!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the range of styles available in one pattern, and I like the more modern fit. So many button-downs available in patterns are made like they're only for old women.
Aqua and navy cotton lawn from Denver Fabrics
Pattern alterations or any design changes made
Not a lot! I did use a 1/2" seam allowance through the body. But that was it!
Would you sew it again?
Yes! I'm loving the Liberty quilting fabrics, so if I could make view A in one of those, I think it'd look great.
Don't wait for a rainy day to take pictures. Ugh!
So while it isn't identical, it's close enough for me. I hope my Colette Sencha arrives this week, because I'd like to make that in time for the Savannah Craft Brew Fest at the end of the month. And then I really need to focus on fall sewing--Beignet, here I come!
What'd you sew this weekend?