Pattern: Deer & Doe Airelle Blouse. This pattern only sell online via Deer & Doe or at local sewing stores. I got mine from Annie,Village Haberdashery with some awesome cotton.
Fabric: Very drapy and soft silk from a textile trade show. The intention was to line my Burberry knock off skirt.
Size and Alteration: Size 38. Made the collar smaller, rounded and used bias to finish the neck instead of the facing. This is the second time I made this blouse and it was so fast. Lengthen the sleeves by 3 cm. I have made a beautiful cotton version with contrasting collar and pipping. I will get that photographed soon, I promise. You can sneak peek it on my instagram. I’m looking to buy a tripod and that’s why I’m delaying to take project photos. The weather is still cold and dark which it’s a pain to get good light without a reflector.
Level: The pattern says intermediate. If you have made a few patterns I would recommend to try this. Its a very well design pattern.
Time to complete: The first one, with piping took about 3 and half hours. This one was about 2 hours and a half. I think next one will be even faster because I changed the construction order from the instructions. I get in a zone and forget about the world and always try to beat my previous target lol! Is there a competitive fast sewing contest out there that I should enrol? Time is so precious and quality too because I’m so picky recently. I cringe on my first items …. Do you?
Conclusion: This pattern it’s lovely for sewists that want to tackle a blouse without too many complicated alterations. The loose shape allow variations with the darts and because it’s drafted for C cup it saved me from a FBA. I have a 3rd version cut on the table and its a mix-match from the datura and the airelle.
Styled with: Stella Mccartney shorts and Topshop mary janes.
It’s my birthday today! Hrh baked me a chocolate cake and taking me out for dinner. Unfortunately my planned outfit (Bombshell Dress) is still on the cutting table. No idea what to wear! Suggestions?