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 […]
The next blouse I sewed was the Sissy Blouse from Style Arc. I sewed this blouse once a few years ago and it was worn out and discolored at the end. Fabric: The fabric is from stoffe.de. It is the same as the coral-colored blouse with smocking, only in cream. However, it has more structure, […]
After I have cleaned out my closet rigorously in the spring, I really needed a few new blouses. I started with a simple shirt blouse. Fabric: The fabric is an incredibly soft cotton batiste that I’ve had in my closet for years. Unfortunately, I no longer know exactly where I got it, but it could […]
Last year I had taken a class on creating a Chanel-style jacket with Sebastiana Di Francesco Marchionna of Marchionna Couture in Moers, Germany (highly recommended!). We stayed in casual contact, and that’s how I learned that she was now also offering classes on zoom. In one of those classes, we sewed a blouse with a […]
My plan to bring all projects of the last 2 years on the blog, I have abandoned. Maybe I’ll write something again about my two major projects, an evening dress from 2019 and a jacket in Chanel style from 2020 (there I have fulfilled a sewing dream). Instead, I’ll try to get back up to […]
Pattern: Nettie bodysuit from Closet Case Patterns, modified Size: 4 Fabric: cotton stretch knit Alterations: cut off the bottom to make a T-Shirt Completed: 2017 Conclusion: much too tight, love the neckline though, great for layering
Pattern: ITS Chirripo Top Fabric: cotton gauze (I doubled the fabric so that it is not sheer) Size: 2 Alterations: none; make sure that the sleeve hem is sewn in the same direction for both sleeves, else the ruffles are not even Completed: 2018 Conclusion: The armholes are a bit high, I think this was […]
Pattern: Nottingham Top from ITS Fabric: rayon knit Size: 2, tapered to 4 at hips Alterations: none Completed: 2018 Conclusion: size 2 for hips would have been ok; the top is a bit too long for my taste Disclaimer: I got the pattern for free in exchange for testing it. All opinions are my own.