Friday, June 12, 2020
Rayon Print Aisling Blouse
I love Jennifer Lauren Handmade's vintage inspired style -- I think I own more of her pdf patterns than any other Indie in my stash. When her fairly recent release of the Aisling Blouse came to my attention, I knew I had to buy it.
I had a very busy print in my stash that I'd picked up at the PR Weekend shopping spree here in Stratford in 2018; I bought it in the excitement of the group shop, but had never known quite what to do with it. Aha! I found it would be perfect for the simpler view of this blouse.
Well, it worked out wonderfully. I finally have a pattern that suited this pretty fabric, and it sewed up quickly and easily. View 2 has a front that's cut on the fold, and so a simple facing takes care of the neckline. And it was that square neckline that first caught my eye -- I'm a fan of square necklines, and the little collar in View 1 is very appealing too.
This was a quick sew; the only alterations I made were to lengthen the hem by an inch (just because I prefer a longer top) and to shorten the sleeves by a couple of inches for my short arms. I wasn't sure about the wrist length since I don't usually like things at my wrists but for some reason these are really comfortable and feel natural -- and I don't think the blouse would look quite right with my usual 3/4 length sleeve anyhow.
This is a very light and flowy rayon, and today's pictures were taken while the sun was out but a brisk wind was blowing. It's good to know that I'll be able to wear this long sleeved top on warmer days, because it was certainly chilly today!
This is a quick make and I love the fit. I didn't even have to pinch any width out of the centre front as I do with many patterns. I'm definitely making this one again.