ME-MADE-MATERNITY : TUNIQUE 10H / ATELIER BRUNETTE (W23)
We are in the middle of a very big heat wave in Montreal right now, and the temperature has not been lower than 35 degrees for at least two weeks now.. But because this winter I said I wouldn’t complain of the heat anymore (it was also and exceptionally cold winter!), I’m not allowed to say anything! I am really happy to have the air conditioning at my place however to handle this heat. Lately, I’ve been starting my Autumn wardrobe but for now I’m having difficulties to wear any of my last project because it’s just too hot outside.
Today, I am going to show you a project that I made about two weeks ago, but that I wore only twice because of the weather. It is my second sewing project as a “member of the test team” for the new online french shop L’atelier de Dina. France proposed me to test an Atelier Brunette fabric and because I wasn’t decided yet on which dress patterns to sew for autumn, I went for another blouse.
This fabric is a viscose / rayon fabric, from the new collection Mini Labo x Atelier Brunette, and I didn’t have the chance to test this collection yet. This fabric is quite thin, fluid and breathable. It remind me of another fabric from the brand that I used last year for my Betty dress (you can see the special Halloween post here). I used a special needle for this fabric as it’s very delicate and it wasn’t too hard to sew to be honest.
I challenged myself with the colour as, I guess you’ve noticed already, I am not normally a big fan of black, but it is important to have some black garnements too in your wardrobe for more versatility. I am really happy with how this fabric turned out on this top, even if it’s too hot for now to wear it!
Regarding the pattern, I chose the blouse ‘10H’ from the french maternity brand ‘Deuxième Arrondissement’. Sadly, I have been even more disappointed by this pattern than by my blouse ‘Midi’ . I am not going to list what I didn’t like about the instructions which are basically the same as my first top ( no size charts, not enough sizes…); I am just going to mention two things I struggled with. The first one is the lower part of the blouse at the front : I had read on blogs before that It looked like it was sewn way too high compare to where it should be. It actually arrives straight in the middle of the breast, which is too high in my opinion regarding the look and comfort. Sadly, my seam allowance where not large enough to sew it lower this time. Is it a mistake or a choice from the designer? The second difficulty I had was with the sleeves. The shoulder line was basically about 4 cm too far down from the norm which I really didn’t like. Again, I had a look at other projects using this pattern and it looks like people had the same issue: mistake on the pattern or choice from the designer?! I really struggled to have a good result and almost completely took the sleeves off to make a sleeveless blouse. I’m not a huge fan of my arms during this pregnancy and because I wanted to wear it during autumn, I had to draw the armholes to have a better fit. What a work! I’m only half content with this project as you can guess, but it’s still very comfortable to wear thanks to this nice fabric.
Hopefully my next projects will go more smoothly!! Have a nice week!
Pattern : Tunique 10H, Deuxième Arrondissement
Size : S/M
Fabric : Atelier Brunette via L’atelier de Dina