Not so long ago, looking at the gloomy sea of black and grey offerings in my wardrobe I decided I needed to expand my comfort zone and introduce some colour. It must have worked as I'm now slightly obsessed with colour and wild patterns. They do make you feel cheery.
I so love this pattern! This second version of the Vogue 1127 blouse is made as per the pattern (save for a few modifications below). I've just started making the jacket too - hmmm, not as nice as the pattern photo. But the blouse is fab.
I was wary of the very, VERY long ties - which being cut on the bias take up a massive amount of fabric. If I ever made this again I'd make them a lot shorter as I'm not that keen on a big bow under my chin. Something about it reminds me of Margaret Thatcher.
I've added short sleeves.
The pattern is a trapeze shape with a curved hem. I had all kinds of problems with the hem on the first version as I had to take in the sides a lot, which then made the curved hem an issue.
This time I took in the sides - 5cm in at the hemline on each side seam - drawing a line up to the underarm (which was not taken in at all). I cut the sides a bit longer than the pattern so the hem was a straight line. Looks much better and the hem was far easier.
On to cardigans now... time to dust off this Patrones number...