I never know what to do with my hands when I don't have pockets...
PATTERN: Twist(it) Blouse by Schneidernmeistern for Nah-Connection. Let’s start by saying I love my new blouse though I completely screwed it while cutting my fabric… As usually, I read the instructions so “carefully” I did notice I had to add seam allowances to the pattern. Thank God I am petit – and the design is quite loose - so the blouse still fits me nicely!
The all blouse is made with only one pattern piece and it has a center seam that can be worn at the back or at the front. Clever, right? The neck line is beautifully designed and really flattering (though mine is a little bit too wide because I forgot to add seam allowances...) and the cuffs are the perfect detail to finish the sleeves. But my favorite thing about this pattern is that it is such a fast project to sew… I already have a couple of fabrics on my stash I plan to turn it Twist (it) blouses!
FABRIC: Printed rayon from my local shop (Feira dos Tecidos). I must admit I wasn’t planning to sew this blouse until I saw Jenya’s version. It was so good I couldn’t help myself and immediately printed the pattern and started sewing. The rayon is perfect for this design! Since I am quite small, more structured fabrics give a tent-like look to these loose designs but the rayon has the perfect drape. Plus it is super comfortable and it is still a (kind of) natural fiber.By the way, have you seen the gorgeous striped Twist (it) my friend Gioia made? Because of the unique way of cutting the fabric, the stripes run in a really interesting way. So cool! I really need to find some nice striped rayon as I can’t wait to sew a striped version of this blouse.
I had bought this rayon to mach a nice pink jersey I turned into a bolero last month. I still can´t believe how perfect they look together! Matched with jeans, they are so comfortable and stylish. I can't believe I am finally sewing wearable clothes for myself...
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