Some weeks ago I participated in another pattern test for Itch to Stitch, the Galicia Top. It is described as “a sweet little woven blouse that can be dressed up or down. From the front, flattering gathers at the front neckline and top of the raglan sleeves add interest and shaping. From the back, the buttoned closure is a detail that’s worth showing off. This semi-fitted style effortlessly bridges the gap between smart and casual.”
I used a cotton shirting from my stash. As this pattern has a lot of gathers, the fabric should be soft and drapey. This was the only one that I had at hand that was not too stiff (For some reason I dislike rayon fabrics and don’t have any but that would have been a good choice either).
I cut a size 4 and made kind of a square shoulder adjustment. As the sleeves are raglan sleeves, this means that you end up with a little dart in the sleeve cap. I decided not to sew the dart and gather this extra fullness in. As the sleeve cap is gathered anyway, it is not noticeable at all.
The pattern has optional front and back darts. Originally I had sewed the front darts as well, but somehow it look odd and I unpicked them again and only left the back darts.
The pattern comes with the usual high-quality instructions that Itch to stitch patterns are known for. I do not remember any issues while sewing this blouse.
This is a really nice pattern. Due to the casual fit it is really comfy and I like the buttons in the back.
Disclaimer: I got the pattern for free in exchange for testing it. I bought the fabric myself. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.