Fall Pattern Showcase: Camas Blouse16.9.15
There´s definitely a chill coming around, announcing a new season. The only comfort I can find in the end of Summer is that I can now concentrate on filling my stash with wools, flanels, twills, all Winter goodies. I may even try some knitting. May.
Today I´m part of this awesome series hosted by Becca Duvall from Free Notion, where a lot of patterns for Fall Capsule Wardrobe have been showcased and garantee to get your sewing groove back with no remorse for missing the beach. It´s getting cold, anyway.
This week is all about Tops, Blouses and Tunics so I´ve choosen the Camas Blouse by Thread Theory. The pattern is intended for light knits but you can go woven on the yokes, which makes it quite versatile and interesting as a sew and for playing with fabric matching.
I´m needing basics and solids in my wardrobe after Summer-flowers-flamingos-all-the-rainbow-prints-madness, so I choose this light pink gauze that actually has some stretch. It´s quite see thru so I had to underline the front pieces with the same fabric.
I have absolutely nothing to mention about the pattern, except for the placket. Those are some dangerous curves and you´re supposed to work with ease, which takes some time to get just right. I made a faux placket by simply overlapping both sides and sewing the buttons in, and added an extra one on the top to keep the cleavage discreet. I need quick, dress fast clothes for morning rush, and these little things make all the difference. In the back, instead of gathering I did a box pleat simply because I had been doing gathers on a lot of other pieces and I just.couldn´t.stand.it.anymore.
There were no alterations fitting wise; I did the smallest size, zero, yes I dress zero, that´s not even a number, ha, and the blouse just feels comfortable like this (i´m not keen on tight wear).
The skirt is my all time favourite and now TNT Sister Mini by Vanessa Pouzet and my third make, this time in some medium weight jacquard, with a black and white print that is just perfect for matching with a pop of colour.
This blouse is just a wonderful basic with a twist, that can be dressed up or down depending on fabric you choose. It´s also quite an easy sew but the end result is so gratifying and good looking that just makes you say "Did I sew this?".
Don´t forget to check Free Notion on Friday for a round up of all the participants this week and get tons of inspiration!