I’m back sharing a blouse I made using McCalls 8008. This is a bit of a sleeper pattern: it comes with a pattern for overalls/ dungarees/ rompers, but I haven’t seen that many versions of either in the sewing community. I made the blouse and I really like it. But then it’s got ruffles, so what did you expect, lol.
The fabric is a gorgeous ex designer viscose lawn that I purchased from Simply Fabrics Brixton. At the time of writing there were 2 metres left of this fabric on the website. It’s called Mona. I know you perhaps can’t tell, but it has small lame fil coupe accents woven into the fabric. Subtle but glamorous.
- This is view A in a size 18. I did grade out at the hem but this was unnecessary. As drafted I found the length of this blouse to be quite long on me. Removing the extra length (maybe 2 or 3 inches?) meant it wasn’t hitting me at my widest point and fitted better.
- I did a 0.5 inch FBA.
- I removed 3 inches from the length of the sleeves.
- I omitted the sleeve tucks and cuffs and instead gathered the sleeve openings to a band.
- I had to add a centre back seam to the collar pieces due to fabric limitations.
- I used the double yoke burrito method for a clean and stable finish inside.
- For next time I would probably extend that front placket to be full length.
I think this is a cute blouse with lots of hacking potential. See you soon.