Blouse violette – Dessine-moi un patron
I could say ‘Long time no see’ about articles where I show you my sewing projects! No, actually not that much, because if you take a good look, I had managed to sew and present to you the Safran pants (Deer & Doe) in August. But still, I am delighted to be back with my projects!
As I told you recently, I just got my sweet sewing machines back about ten days ago, and I could not wait to use them! I had to buy a transformer as I bought them in Canada and they work on 110V compare to 220V in Europe. Once everything was installed, I was ready to be back in the sewing game! But where to start ?! After 3 months I had so many ideas, but perhaps too much?
After thinking, I decided to sew the Violette blouse, from Dessine-moi un patron, that I had received in the summer of 2015 when I was pregnant. So, as you can see, it was on my to-do list for a while! However, as I don’t like the ¾ sleeves (especially in autumn-winter), I wanted to add a little more detail, that I took from the Stockholm blouse pattern (Atelier Scämmit), and added to the existing Violet sleeves. I really like the result.
I loved sewing this pattern whose instructions are well explained. The finishes are beautiful, and this top has lots of nice details. However, I have two small comments: I think, for my part, that the neckline is a little high. This will require that I low it down a bit next time. The second comment I have is regarding the armholes that I find a bit tight. One of you has mentioned it to me on IG (but I already cut my fabric …) but it is true that the armholes would need some adjustments for more comfort. I have not added piping because I prefer simple projects, and I have again used covered buttons. I love them so much!
Regarding the fabric, I could not wait to use this coupon I bought in a shop in Montreal. Sadly, I took only a meter, and I had forgotten that it had a width of 110 … I tried to make a blouse Suzon in it in the Spring, but I definitely didn’t have enough. But I had just enough for this project! I have not been able to add 3 cm seam allowance on the front and back as recommended (but less), so I decided to make a version slightly shorter in front than the back, and I love the result. Worn with a high waist jeans, this is not a problem, it even looks good in my opinion!
It was really warm tonight to take pictures at sunset, but I’ll have to look for a cardigan in my closet if I want to wear it in the winter.
Have a good weekend!
Pattern : Blouse Violette, Dessine-moi un patron
Size : 36
Jean : Gap