Rebekah’s Adrienne Blouse!
I’m absolutely delighted to be back with a blog for the lovely ladies at Felicity Fabrics. When I saw the new fabrics that would be going online I loved them all but one in particular stood out to me. One that I could see in my everyday life.
The Cotton Jersey – Pink Meadow was the one I chose. It’s 145cm wide with 30% stretch so it’s worth keeping these details in mind when choosing a pattern. While being a cotton jersey it does have a lovely drape to it like a modal jersey.
When choosing a pattern I had a couple in mind including the Closet Core Ebony Tee but did want to try something new. It would also make for a more interesting blog when I’m making a new to me pattern. So what did I settle on? A friend suggested the Friday Pattern Company Adrienne Blouse and I knew instantly it would be perfect!
I pre-washed my fabric like I do with most on a quick 30 wash. It washed and dried really well.
The background colour is beige on the fabric but to me depending on the light I can see a sage green tone, almost like the Farrow and Ball French Gray paint. Either way the colour is gorgeous. Along with the beautiful flowers and wild flowers throughout the fabric pattern. It’s so dreamy!
So I printed out the A4 pattern and stuck it together. As I printed from my phone it didn’t print exactly to scale, I’d always recommend printing from a pc if possible. It was a little under the 2inch scale. So I kept this in mind for choosing a size. The pattern does have negative ease but I would recommend comparing your measurements with the finished garment measurements to see which size you would prefer best to wear. The beauty of sewing we can sew to suit ourselves.
With my scale problem and also just generally the fit of the garment I decided to cut an XL out for the front, back and neckline pieces. For the sleeve I cut out a XL and graded to a Medium towards the sleeve hem. I didn’t want the fit to be totally ‘bodycon’. When sewing the side seams, this is a good chance to see how the front and back will fit if you need to take it in any more.
It was a really easy sew and super fast too. I managed to get it cut out and sewn over the course of a day in between all the chores and looking after my boys. But if uninterrupted this top could be sewn within 45 minutes. A really quick satisfying make too if you need to reignite your sewing motivation.
I also sewed all the seams where I could on the overlocker apart from any topstitching that I did on my sewing machine. The fabric did curl a little along the edges but I found overlocking and pressing with the iron helped with this.
When it came to inserting the elastic I actually cut the medium elastic measurements. I figured while I didn’t want a snug fit in the body part, I didn’t want the elastic part to be loose. This worked out perfectly for me but it is up to you what you would need or prefer.
Overall this was a fabulous pattern for me to try and I’ll definitely make it again. It’ll be perfect for me to feel nice yet practical in our daily routine. As for the fabric I just absolutely love it.
Brilliant quality and it is just absolutely gorgeous!
Some other patterns I would recommend for this fabric …
1. Tilly and the Buttons Pearl Cardigan
2. Named Ruska Tee
3. Helen’s Closet Blackwood Cardigan
4. Closet Core Ebony Tee
5. Wardrobe by Me Patterns Wanda Wrap Dress
For 10% off this fabric or any others use the code Rebekah10.
Thanks for reading! X