Sunday, 23 June 2013

Alma blouse!

After drooling over the Alma blouse pattern since the day it was introduced to us all, I have finally taken the plunge to buy the pattern and make my first version. 
I must admit, I had really high expectations for this pattern, especially after seeing all the great versions on the blogsphere. But I was not a little bit disappointed! Thank you, Tasia, for such a wonderful pattern!

I made view B, cut a size 0, and needed no alteration what so ever! I know that Sewaholic patterns are great for pear shaped ladies, and although I am not exactly pear shaped, this was perfect for me as I would usually do a SBA.  


The pattern instructions were clear and concise, with all steps for all views fitted onto one single page. The pictures are really helpful, too. I liked the over and under collar pieces; in fact this is the first time that I have seen such distinction -- when I made the 1940s fitted blouse, the Peter Pan collar used the same pieces for the collar itself and facing.   

I used a floral stretch cotton for the top and polycotton for the collar. I was really pleased with how it's turned out. I love the way it fits -- the invisible side zipper really helps! 
Now I just can't wait to make another version - View A, here I come! 

14 comments:

  1. This is Lovely! It really suits you!

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    1. Hehe, I think so! I love the fabric and how comfortable it is - it's cotton, and it's stretchy... what's not to like? ;)

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  3. Adorable! This looks so sweet on you!

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  4. I love this blouse! Your version has me thinking about buying this pattern. And the fit looks great!

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    1. It's an amazing pattern -- go out and buy it, and you really won't regret it!

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  5. I love this so much!! It looks amazing on you!

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    1. Thank you Rachel! I've just made another version :D xx

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  6. Hi
    I love the collar on this blouse and the differing fabrics used. I'm experimenting with using more than one fabric on a project at the moment. Feeling inspired by your top.
    Linda

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    1. That's great, Linda! I'm glad you like it and good luck with your experiments! This is actually one of my most worn handmade items :)

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