Palos Verdes Violet Blouse
Today I am so excited to share this springy little shirt I made!
I was lucky enough to be asked by Sew Mama Sew
to participate in their blouse challenge as part of the release of
Cloud9 fabric's Palos Verdes voile collection.
As part of the challenge,
I was sent some of this incredible fabric
and got to stitch up any blouse I chose.
A pretty fantastic challenge if you ask me!
The fabric I chose was the Miraleste print.
I was initially drawn to the springy combination of blues, greens, and pinks,
and the tiny floral look.
When I received the fabric I noticed there was so much more to the design!
It looks like a fun doodled watercolor, with soft shaded hearts and bright curly circles.
I just love how darling it is!
And the texture of the fabric is fantastic.
A bit sheer, but so light weight and comfortable to wear.
I will definitely start buying more voile for my clothes sewing!
For the pattern, I decided to go with the Colette Violet blouse.
I had used the collar of the Violet as a pattern for this gingham refashioned blouse I made a while back,
but I hadn't yet sewn a whole blouse from the pattern!
A print this darling was just begging for a peter pan collar,
and I was also drawn to the light, blousy fit of the Violet.
The gathers in the back were also a great addition.
Thankfully, since it is such a blousy shirt, this didn't take much time to fit or sew.
I was able to just stitch it right up!
I hadn't taken into consideration the lightness of the viole when I picked this pattern though,
and initially the collar's facings were far too visible.
I just trimmed them down about 1/2" and it looks just perfect.
Want to see the other prints in action?!
Then just click along to all the other Palos Verdes challenge participants -
Nienke de Jong
Now I have the perfect top for spring
(although thankfully it looks great with a sweater,
which is probably how I will be wearing it for a couple more months ;] )
Hope you have a great weekend!
Disclaimer: I was sent this fabric by Cloud9 fabrics, but all opinions and stitches are my own! Thanks again Cloud9!
by michael ann