The Library Blouse

Thursday, 20 November 2014

As soon as I saw the Library Blouse pattern from Tadah Patterns pop up in my newsfeed, I knew I had to have it.  It includes design features that I love...pleats, little puff sleeves and a Peter Pan collar.  I didn't even need to think hard on what fabric to use. 

This is a beautiful voile called Lunada Bay in Coral, and although I bought mine from my local Spotlight it is available online as well.  (Hawthorne Threads)

The pattern was very easy to follow and the blouse came together quite easily.  I did add some top stitching around the top of the yoke to help hold the collar down a little better, but other than that, I followed the pattern precisely.

And what a beautiful result. 

I can already see many more of these appearing in Emily's wardrobe, considering the number of options included in the pattern...sleeveless, short or long sleeves, blouse or dress and collar or no collar.

Coming Soon - The Eloise PDF Pattern

Saturday, 8 November 2014

It really has been a labour of love drafting this pattern.  While it's quite simple in its design, getting the sleeves just right when creating the pattern has really pushed me, but it was well worth it, don't you think?  I'm so happy with the end result.

And one exciting feature of this pattern is that I have layered the pattern pieces which means you can choose to print only the size or sizes you need or print all of the sizes - how awesome is that?  Very awesome and worthy of applause ;)