Here is the second make from my selfish sewing list. Living in Los Angeles most of my life, I’ve completely lost the ability to get dressed (in something cute) when it drops below 70 degrees. So I’ve been trying to add colder weather options into my wardrobe. This Lisette top was the perfect addition into my closet!
Pattern: Lisette – Continental Blouse
Fabric: Robert Kaufman – House of Wales Plaid in Blue
First, I just have to say, this fabric is dreamy! It’s 100% cotton but feels almost like rayon. It’s soft, drapey, and lightweight. It was a great fabric match for this pattern. Even though the top is long-sleeved it is still breathable. I love that this blouse isn’t too fitted or too boxy… it’s just right! The front has bust darts, which help keep the shape, but there’s a secret party in the back with gathers under the yoke. I cut the yoke on the bias just to add a little interest and break up the pattern. I matched up the stripes/plaid pretty good for the most part.. but I also decided finished was better than perfect and didn’t make myself too crazy trying to get it exact. I finished all my seams on my serger and the neckline has a bias finish (which I love). This was a great, quick make! From cutting to finish it only took a few hours.
Gathered center back
And here it is in action! Riding the giant sewing machine at Quiltcon!