The next blue themed make that I wanted to share this week as part of my #sewbluejanuary campaign to get you guys to sew through this month, uses another one of our Sale Exclusive fabrics. Cotton + Steel fabrics are such a treat to work with and this lovely navy cotton lawn with multicoloured mini splatters is no different.
I’ve made it up in the Pauline Alice Reina Blouse, which has a really pretty feminie style with a front and back yoke with gathers in the main bodice and dainty button loops and buttons down the centre front.
To make the button loops I used a loop turner, which is great for getting a really narrow tube of fabric. I’ve made a little video to show you the blouse, how to use the loop turner and how to make covered buttons using your own fabric. I think its always easier to see these things happening rather than just pictures.
It’s a very loose style and the V-neck shape of the neckline is a tad to low for me so I’ve worn it with a vest top underneath.
I think the little stand collar makes is really flattering around the collar bones.
I think it also looks nice pinched in at the waist to give a different silhouette, which I personally prefer.
This beautiful fabric would also be great for more crisper fitted styles of shirt like the Oakridge, the Granville, the bruyere, and the archer shirt.