Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Weekend Getaway Blouse

Liesel & Co Weekend Getaway Blouse sewn with two coordinating Mood Fabrics
I needed a pick-me-up in the summer blouse department and I found a fun one to make
I was given a Liesel & Co pattern for my contributing on the Oliver & S blog  and I selected the
 Weekend Getaway blouse.  I have had this pattern for a couple of months and with all the deconstruction and construction, I just got round to sewing in.  Plus, I was always on the lookout for the perfect fabric.
Liesel & Co Weekend Getaway Blouse sewn with two coordinating Mood Fabrics

I found a couple online at Mood, which I thought would make a good combination.  Isn't it always hard to tell for sure on your monitor?  Also, I am too impatient to wait for a swatch and I just went with my gut feeling.  Well, the gut was right and this Geometric Voille and this Stripe Voille, combination is perfect for this summer top

I love how this pattern has the little fold at the bottom of the v-neck.

This pattern includes a bust dart for extra shaping, which I appreciate this feature.  The dart keeps the top from being too boxy.

Liesel & Co Weekend Getaway Blouse sewn with two coordinating Mood Fabrics

This pattern also has a dress view.  A very versatile pattern and you can always do it in one fabric and not have the coordinating look.

Liesel & Co Weekend Getaway Blouse sewn with two coordinating Mood Fabrics


I did make one mistake.  I added one inch to the length on every piece but the stripe facing piece.  I just took off the inch and made a note on the pattern piece to remember to add the inch!  I do think I want it a bit longer.
If you are looking for a fun pattern to give your summer wardrobe a boost, take a look at this blouse pattern, it was a fun one.  

Liesel & Co Weekend Getaway Blouse sewn with two coordinating Mood Fabrics


A nice pleat in the back is a good detail and adds more shaping.
Liesel & Co Weekend Getaway Blouse sewn with two coordinating Mood Fabrics


I am wearing this with my white Ginger jeans, one of my favorite jeans.

Disclaimer:  I received this wonderful surprise email, thanking for my contribution, what a nice surprise and quite fun shopping for a new pattern.  I am very appreciative but all the opinions are mine.  
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13 comments:

  1. Cute blouse! I love the fold at the bottom of the v-neck.

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    1. Thanks, Regina, I agree I like that fold, too.

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  2. Love it! perfect fabric choice for your crisp and clean summer top :-)

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    1. Thanks, Patty, I couldn't have picked out a better match if I had been in the store.

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  3. Very cute! Have you thought about adding the stripe to the bottom?

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    1. Thanks, Linda, that is a good idea - thanks

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  4. Very cute! Have you thought about adding the stripe to the bottom?

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  5. I love this. I too won a pattern from them from something on Pattern Review and I selected this pattern. I have yet to make it, yours has inspired me. Love the fabrics you used for this!.

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    1. Thanks, Linda, you should make your free pattern, it is a great blouse and is quick to sew.

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  6. It's really pretty - I love that fabric combo, and the length actually looks perfect on you!

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    1. Thanks, Gabrielle, I am good with the length after wearing it and seeing the pictures.

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  7. Such a lovely blouse!

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