I realize most of the online sewing community are spending all their free time this week trying to make a bunch of clothes for their kids, and don't get me wrong, I am sure at some point this week I will sew for them (Halloween) but I sew for them all.the.time. So I decided to be a rebel and make something for me! I am getting a little more confidence in sewing for myself after two successful skirts (here and here) so I decided to try another one of the fantastic Liesl's patterns, the Weekend Getaway Blouse. I found a soft pink gingham check shirting that has been in my stash foooorever, because then if it didn't fit I wouldn't be too sad!
But guess what? I love it! I made a size 14 and while I should have probably done a FBA, after talking to Nicole about her dress (and now blouse) I curved out to a 3/8" seam around the bust rather than take the time to adjust my pattern- but there are fantastic FBA instructions included in the pattern.
I did mess up the box pleat on the inside a little (top right corner of the picture), but that is the only thing I wasn't happy with, and I could have unpicked it but I noticed after the back facing was attached. I do like the nice clean finish on the inside.
Speaking of the pretty pleat. It gives the back a nice shape.
I chose the 3/4 sleeve (view B) since it is fall and I pretty much love all sleeves 3/4. It may be hard to tell, but the sleeve is folded up 2" to create a cuff. If you go with the short sleeve option there isn't a sleeve piece- does that make any sense? It is a kimono sleeve so nothing to set in or mess with unless you go with the 3/4.
So all in all, I like the blouse. How great would it look with the Everyday Skirt??