Monday, June 7, 2010
I know you guys might be sick of this pattern, but I'm not yet. I took some of the IKEA fabric I bought the other day and made the peasant blouse from it (see, I really did need it). I'm not totally pleased. It fits OK, but there is no wow factor for me. Maybe I cinched up the neck too tight. For sure it needs more width through the body so that it looks more blousy and less tailored. It is too fitted for the ideal peasant blouse. Perhaps needs to be a little longer as well. It's a lot to ask this pattern to do, so I'm not mad at the pattern.
I am pleased with the sleeve length. I opted against the super short sleeves. I'm not sure if I am past the age that I can get away with those? Aah, who cares, I may still try those too on my next one. With this longer sleeve length there was zero extra room for elastic in the opening, so I can't imagine there would be much extra in the shorter one. Way too fitted. I may add some width to the sleeve so I can elasticize the sleeve opening. I may also just cut the next size up just so it is more roomy overall.
I think it looks better with a little tie or belt around the waist. Have y'all sewn a peasant blouse pattern you were really happy with? If so, what was it?