Trying to relieve some of the pressure of a bursting wardrobe I decided to sew a blouse for mum. She loved the Roxanne Tunic so I looked for patterns with similar attributes. Loose shape, nice neckline, easy to wear and long at the back. Mom like’s her tops to keep her backside covered. The Sutton blouse by True Bias seems to fit the bill perfectly.
“The Sutton Blouse is a loose fitting V-neck top with kimono sleeves, a one piece yoke, and a back inverted pleat. The back is longer than the front and includes slits at both of the lower side seams.”
The pattern has only 4 pieces so perfect to use on more flimsy fabrics. Size wise I cut size 10. Mom is shorter and a little wider on the shoulder. I hope she likes it. I posted this blouse with her yearly stock of mini eggs. She cannot have enough and like a dutiful daughter I keep her care packages flowing. It’s really weird modelling stuff I make for her because we have different styles and tastes. The fun side is that I get to explore ( make/ wear) stuff outside my ‘zone’. This top definitely works with the current 70’s trend.
The fabric is georgette with all-over abstract print in shades of black and beige. Lightweight and semi-sheer. It’s not hard to sew but suffers terribly from static. I was wearing my coat before the pictures and the blouse was stuck on me making it appear more shaped. Just a reminder this top is loose fitting even if doesn’t look on this pictures.
At first I was going to incorporate the fabric into my spring plan (bruyere blouse) but didn’t feel the fabric would be suitable for that pattern in the end. The plus side of changing pattern plans is having enough left over to make the Kanerva Blouse for my friend Cris. Woohoo. I posted a few pictures back in November…
I liked sewing the sutton blouse and instructions are good. I would make it again for myself with a few modifications. I don’t like the asymmetric hem.