Suzon, ma belle
Happy Saturday everyone! I hope that you are well for this long weekend, and that you will be spoiled by the weather (which does not seem to be our case in England, and on top of that it’s not a long week-end either!).
I’m writing to you today to tell you about a project that I LOVE! There are no other words! And yet, it took me a lot of time to do it! It is the Suzon blouse, from République du Chiffon. This was released about a year ago already, and I made a short sleeves version very quickly after buying it last year in a pretty pink fabric. Unfortunately, after washing it on the wrong program, my fabric did not hold and all the seams cracked! What a disappointment … I knew that I would sew more than one Suzon, but after that, I had no choice.
I chose to make this version in a Art Gallery Fabrics double gauze, from the shop Un chat sur un fil, and I absolutely love that. As I was very motivated to sew this project, I cut my fabric back in November, shortly after I received my sewing machines from Canada. I had, for the first time I think, cut several projects at the same time. But it was a big mistake! I don’t know why, but I have sewed two projects that I cut that day, but not this one! Yet I knew in advance that I was going to love this blouse. But I still left it on my desk until the end of March. I had never done that before!
And then one day, with the temperatures rising, I decided to stop procrastinating and I decided to sew it . After all there was nothing left but the pleasure of sewing as the fabric was already cut! I went for the long sleeve version, which the brand added around Autumn. The pattern is still a short-sleeved version, but you will find long sleeves to download in pdf on their website.
Having already sewn it a year ago, I remembered quite well the different steps. I admit that I always have trouble with the patterns that don’t include seam allowance. I know that the best thing to do would be to add them when I trace my pattern as it would be so much easier after, but I never do it! It is a project that has several details where you have to be careful like the the collar and the ruffle. I also find that the ruffle step is by far the longest because you really have to be careful to gather it in a similar way all along, and it takes time! I am very satisfied with this project and I do not regret that I added sleeves! I’ve worn this blouse a lot of times since I sewed it!
I also highly recommend this fabric, it is such a nice one. As I have already mentioned in previous articles, the advantage of the double gauze is that it is a very ‘breathable’ fabric. It is soft and remains fluid enough, but not too much. In addition, it sews very easily like cotton. On the other hand, do not forget to use your serger on the sides because it is fraying a lot!
I hope you enjoyed this project and I wish you a very nice weekend!
Pattern : Suzon, République du Chiffon T36
Fabric : Double Gauze Art Gallery Fabrics
Jeans : Levis 710
Shoes : Georgia Rose