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I bought this pattern during the Black Friday sales last year. I love the feminine look to it and it also looked like one that would be ideal for feeding Henry in while I still get to feel a little dressed up. The pattern has three varations -a fitted dress, blouse and a loose style dress. I chose to do the blouse version this time round. With my measurements I went with a size medium.
Rebekah wearing her Darling Ranges Blouse
I decided to use a nice soft cotton lawn by Lisa Comfort. I had this fabric for over a year but never got round to using it, I was keeping it for the 'right' pattern. So here I found it! The pattern calls for 1.5 metres of fabric, though I was able to get it out of just over a metre so really good if you have a metre or so sitting around in your fabric stash.
I found this pattern a very straightforward one to follow. There are no darts in this blouse but still gives a lovely finish. I actually hadn't made my own bias facing before and this pattern explained it nicely how to do it. It made a very nice finish on the blouse. It was also nice not having to do a collar as they're not always my favourite thing to do.
In terms of the cotton lawn fabric, it was a dream to work with. Such a stable fabric on the machine and really nice to wear.
The pattern suggests the short sleeves for the blouse but I chose to do the elbow length and elasticated hems.
The Darling Ranges Blouse made in a Lisa Comfort Cotton Lawn
To finish it off I got lilac pearlescent buttons and thankfully every single buttonhole played ball! I would always test my buttonholes on a scrap piece of fabric.
A close up of the dreamy pearlescent buttons
I plan to wear my blouse mostly with jeans probably but will also be able to dress it up with a skirt and heels!
I would definitely recommend this pattern and would be good for an advanced beginner to try.
As always thanks for reading!
Keyword: Dressmaking | blouse | sewing | fabric | cotton
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