Yet it is actually spring now (note the beginnings of plants amongst the old leaves in my still to be cleaned flower beds behind me), so I say this blouse is to celebrate spring regardless of the temperature! I actually had to wear it with a sweater, boots and my purple tights. The whole combo isn't to much, is it?
I saw this pattern via good ol Pinterest a while ago, and knew I had to try it. It had cute sleeves and was a loser fit, which saves me some of the fitting woes I have tailoring things down to fit my tiny self.
It's the Minna Blouse from Salme Patterns, and it's a pretty good one! It was pretty straight forward, although it was the first time I sewed something where I had to add in the seam allowances. That went fine, except I didn't realize you had to add 1.5 inches to the bottom seam, not just the normal .5 inches, whoops! But it's plenty long enough, probably because I actually added in 1 inch to the main bodice to accommodate my tallness. I also had to redo the front pleat, for some reason I had made it half the required width and from reading the pattern again, I'm not sure if it was me or the pattern. Easily fixable regardless
But anyway, I like the little sleeves, and it's pretty easy wearing. I'm not much of a blouse wearer, but it just might be something I'd make again. As perhaps indicated by my ridiculous smile in the photo below, yeesh!
I do rather like this fabric though, previously used to make two scarves (one seen here) and originally intended for a dress I never made, I think it is just nice and soft/drapy enough for this.
And it will be my first ever entry into Rae's Spring Top Sewalong! yay!
Anyone one else sewing spring tops yet?