It has been a busy week around here! But when a good friend launches a great pattern and asks if you feel like sewing it, is it possible to say no? Of course not! So I say yes!
PATTERN: The Nina Blouse by Coffee and Thread. When I went to my local shop with my almost finished Nina blouse to look for some nice buttons, the waitress said: “Did you sew this?! It looks amazing. So perfect and professional!” I blushed but I knew it was all Olga’s fault as she had put together not only a beautiful timeless design but also a great pattern. Plus the fitting is perfect! I made the cap sleeve version – there is a long sleeve too – with round collar – there is a scalloped collar too – in size 8 for my skinny 10 year old daughter as the sizing chart was pointing into that size. I made no changes to the original pattern but I added a couple of top stiches here and there because Teresa wanted her Nina to look more casual and denim shirt like.
FABRIC: Denim/chambray bed sheet from my local street market (buttons and bias tape are from my local shops.) Every Wednesday there is a street market in Cascais and sometimes it is possible to find real gems there. This fabric was definitely one! For 5 euros I got enough fabric to make shirts for all the family. The quality seems to be really nice as the fabric is incredibly soft and has good drape. Since Teresa asked me for a casual denim shirt, I thought having contrasting topstitching would make sense. And all other details fallowed that topstitching: the sleeves and neckline are finished with matching color bias tape and the buttons are the exact same color as the thread.
I am really happy with my Nina blouse. And so is Teresa. I just hope spring arrives soon so she can start wearing her new denim shirt.
Get your Nina blouse with a nice discount - 20% off - with the NINAPATTERNTOUR code. It is good through March 19, 11:59 pm Central (Chicago) time zone.
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