This is my Indie Pattern Month entry over at The Monthly Stitch. The week 2 challenge is to sew two versions of the same pattern, so I made a blouse for myself and one for my sister.
It’s a SBCC Mimosa, a pull-over blouse with raglan sleeves and a front tie.
We live in different countries (me in NZ, her in Australia), so we had to get creative with the photos. We had a virtual trip to the park…
Followed by a chat on the corner…
Check out that Wellington hair! It was definitely time to freshen up…
Before a well-earned cup of tea.
Why would 2,325km stand in the way of a good sisterly catch-up?
Now, more details about the pattern:
It’s a lovely one for a voile or light cotton (which I used), and I’m sure it would work well in something drapier too. I made two adjustments: firstly, I changed the sleeve to a two-piece one, with a seam along the shoulder. The original has a dart there, and try as I might I couldn’t get it to sit properly, there was always a bump at the end of the dart. Here’s the seam instead:
Secondly, I shaped the hem up at the sides, so it looks a little nicer untucked. Some people who have made this have inserted a back facing (there’s already a front one), but I had no trouble using bias tape as directed.
That back neck looks too low, I think it’s because I changed the sleeve. Must fix next time.
- Pattern: SBCC Mimosa blouse
- Fabric: Art Gallery fabrics voile (me), Spotlight bargain bin geometric light cotton (her – wish I’d bought more for myself!)
- Alterations: two-piece sleeve, curved hem
- Next time: raise back neck
- More versions: here, here, here, here, here, PatternReview