Monday, October 16, 2017

Dove Blouse in Red and Navy Flannel

Megan Nielsen Dove in navy and red plaid all from Indiesew


My Dove Blouse is finished and it is so comfy and warm



The pattern is from Indiesew and it is the Dove Blouse.  The description is
A loose-fitting blouse with varying sleeve options, french darts, a v-neckline and curved neckline.

and the recommended fabrics are
Charmeuse, Crêpe De Chine, Lawn, Linen, Shirting, Silk, Voile

The pattern is in paper form only and comes with a very nice booklet to help in every step of the way.

Megan Nielsen Dove in navy and red plaid all from Indiesew

I went with a type of shirting, flannel to be specific.  The red-navy plaid is from Indiesew also. I liked the combination of a trendy, bell-sleeved top in a more traditional type fabric.  The fabric is amazing and was very easy to sew, plus washed beautifully.


Megan Nielsen Dove in navy and red plaid all from Indiesew

I made this Dove in two evenings, one to cut out and one to sew.  Some things I changed and noticed in the pattern
1.  I added 1" to the body of the top and 1" to the sleeves.  The addition to the sleeve was at the bottom of the upper sleeve.  I am so happy I added this, the sleeves hit right at my wristbone.

2.  The instructions state to draw the seam line on the v-neck of the facing. This is a great tip except I think it should be on the front of the top.  Reason?  This is what you will be seeing and the "v" needs to be perfect on the front.  I was able to stitch and see the middle of the navy plaid.

3. I did topstitch the front facing in place on the right side of the garment.  I did use my chalk liner to make sure I had it even and a nice curve on the front



 A photo of the bell sleeve, which I used the smaller one.

Megan Nielsen Dove in navy and red plaid all from Indiesew - bell sleeves


On the rolled hem of the sleeves, I like to first serge the edge of the area to be hemmed.  I find that to be an easy way to control the hem and I can control it easier to turn the hem twice.

Megan Nielsen Dove in navy and red plaid all from Indiesew

So a fun top for early fall and a great sew.  The front darts are a nice design feature to keep the top a bit more fitted.

One suggestion, the v is deep and I don't mind it but in the future I might raise it two inches.  

Megan Nielsen Dove in navy and red plaid all from Indiesew



4 comments:

  1. Nice Dove blouse.

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  2. I love the use of a cosy flannel shirting for this. It looks really lovely and the colour is delicious. What smashing Fall look.

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  3. Wonderful blouse! Love the idea of cozy fabric.

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  4. Great idea to combine the flannel with the trendy style. Cozy but darling!

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