Melissa from A Happy Stitch joins us on the Pattern Parade today – welcome Melissa! Melissa is an avid sewer and her blog is a great one to follow…she sews pretty much everything – clothes for her boys, clothes for herself, quilts, cushions, bags…and she also teaches sewing classes locally and has a lot of knowledge to share.
The Honey Blouse is a versatile top boasting pure and simple elegance. With subtle gathers to give a feminine feel and a slimming waistband, The Honey Blouse is flattering for all body shapes and sizes.
The puff-shaped three-quarter length sleeves and scoop neckline feature a fancy twisted trim to add personality and detail.
With options to wear side ties long or short, The Honey Blouse can easily be worn as a casual top or quickly glammed up for a night out with some pretty jewellery and heels!
I really enjoyed designing this top. It was a slow and steady process and spread out over a much longer space of time than I usually take to design my patterns, but you’ve really got to be particular with women’s patterns, they can be tricky to get “just right” and I’m thrilled with the flattering fit and sophisticated feel that has been achieved with The Honey Blouse.
I’ve made a couple of these blouses now (will share soon!) and have played around with using double gauze and cotton voile fabrics and recommend using a fabric with a soft drape (such as these two) to give The Honey Blouse a lovely fit and comfortable feel.
Once again, thanks a million to Chelsea Parsons photography for these lovely images. And the lovely Chelsea herself for modelling The Honey Blouse – isn’t she gorgeous?!
I’ll be giving away a copy of The Honey Blouse to one lucky winner – simply leave a comment on this blog post to enter!! (Please make sure you leave an email address with your comment. Giveaway will close Monday 3rd October and winner will be drawn at random).