Thursday, 17 September 2015

Sutton blouse

I was given this pattern as a thank you for helping promote SIM Bundle #1.
Suttton paired with Simple Skinny Jeans #comfy
I didn't buy it as I've been shying away from it because this isn't my usual style or was in a rut. The key issue I wanted to resolve was its loose look with my height and curves. I don't know if I've achieved a slender look with this blouse just yet, but I do like this top with the adjustments I've make so far.

The Sutton Blouse is a loose fitting V-neck top with kimono sleeves, a one piece yoke, and a back inverted pleat. The back is longer than the front and includes slits at both of the lower side seams.

What I like about it
I like how this blouse is easy to make and uses light-weight fabrics like silk (in the future for me). It's very roomy so good when you're  dealing with humid weather.
The inverted pleat on the centre back is quiet handy if you run around all day.

I'm not used to the high-low hem thing but I like how it covers my caboose.

I'm not a roomy clothes wearer however this style is one I'll be wearing on weekends. I'll leave the fitted  style tops for work instead.

I bought this cotton fabric with rose border through the Silhouette Patterns website a few years ago and I've been wanting to use the rose borders on something nice, like this blouse.

Making it work
I lowered the neckline more than the pattern and I can certainly lowered it a bit more in a future blouse.

Once I made this blouse and wore it, I took more room out of the centre front seam so it isn't so billowy.

I kept the length at the back but lowered the front hem so that I can raise my arms and not flash my tummy.

Now I have a Sutton blouse pattern I can use on silk blend fabrics. Yay!

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