This blouse was a garment I enjoyed making from beginning to end. I am usually not a fan of hand sewing but something about handstitching the neckline and sleeves was so relaxing. Rewarding, too, this blouse is beautiful and I love it.
My pattern is available at IndieSew and it is the Roscoe Blouse by True Bias. Full description:
A peasant blouse or dress with raglan sleeves and a gathered neckline with neckties.
Sizes 0 to 18
The sizing on the Roscoe is generous, I went with a size 6 but I will probably make a 4 next time. Kelli, the creator of this pattern line has a included two measurement charts. One for sizing and one for finished measurements. Don't you love to have finished measurements?
I cut this blouse out one late morning and by that evening I had a beautiful finished blouse. This time included many breaks during the sewing time, laundry, cooking and cleaning seem to want some of my Saturday time.
The instructions stated to carefully pin the neckline bias piece and then sew. I have better luck hand sewing the small bias pieces and then using my sewing machine to stitch again. I did the same thing on the sleeve binding.
After church, I headed out to take some pictures but with a 106 heat index, I made it snappy!