The “Pretty Pendrell” Blouse | Debi Fry
Fabric: 1.5 metres teal liquid satin, £7 from Edinburgh Fabrics
Pattern: Pendrell blouse from Sewaholic patterns
Year: c. 2010
Time to complete: 2 hours
Wear again? OH YES!
Total Cost: ~£7
One of my favourite things about the Sew Weekly challenges is seeing what everyone makes! I am always super inspired by the creations. It was really difficult picking just one thing to make this week but I kept going back to Sarah's Pendrell blouse from the Oscar's week challenge. In fact, Sarah's creations always make me want to pull out some modern patterns (especially from cool independent pattern businesses such as Sewaholic and Colette). You will have noticed that I only sew from vintage patterns–but Sew Weekly is expanding my horizons!
I've had Tasia's lovely pattern in my stash for awhile and I also had the perfect fabric for it. A lovely teal liquid satin. By the way, does anyone know why it's called liquid satin?? I tried searching the term but couldn't find any substantial information.
I really love how it turned out! Sewing the pattern was a dream–between the super clear instructions and the sew-along posts–it was super clear. This blouse is brilliant because it doesn't have any closings–so no need to worry about zippers or button closures.
I really love the sleeves. I made up version A which has a pleated sleeve cap. I followed Tasia's preference and made it so the pleats are facing up. I really love the contours of this blouse and I know for sure it will be a work wardrobe staple. YAY!
Can I also mention what a lovely change of pace to sew something up in under 3 hours!! I may be hooked :)
Keeping with the tradition of my weekly pattern giveaways–stop by my blog this week for a Sewaholic pattern giveaway (winner's choice of patterns)! I am already plotting and planning my next Pendrell (say that ten times fast..*giggle*)