The Afternoon BlousePosted: May 6, 2014
My MMM (day 6) post today is the Jennifer Lauren Vintage Afternoon Blouse, which I made yesterday afternoon – ha ha! It’s a downloadable pdf, and there are just 4 pattern pieces, so it’s very quick to make, once you have stuck your pieces together and traced it off.
The fabric is a very pretty and drapey viscose woven, with a watercolour floral print. I made size 20 (the largest size) and added 3 inches at the hip and an inch and a half at the tum. I did this by slashing each bodice pattern piece at the lengthen line, and upwards from the centre bottom to this line, and spreading the pattern pieces. This also added a little to the length, and I think the result is perfect. (It would only work in a drapey fabric like this one though, in a stiffer fabric it would stick out like a 5 year old had drawn it!).
It needs a bigger button, the only blue one I had looks a bit lost here.
I’ll definitely be making more of these. I’m wearing it to work today with navy linen trousers.