I’ve been a bit absent as during the past few weeks we’ve been adjusting to a new schedule (full-time work and school schedules) and as usual, it hasn’t been easy.
The kids miss the freedom of summer days and have been resisting the new routine: commuting to and from school and the mandatory school work at the end of the day is enough to keep my from doing anything else (don’t worry, I’m still cooking and feeding my “grumpy students”).
However, in the wee hours of the night, bits of fall (sewing) projects are starting to see the light. Although I love the vibrant colors, bright prints and lighter summer fabrics, it always feels so nice to start sewing for the cooler seasons.
The Little Angel blouse was one of the first patterns I bought from P&M, but somehow I never managed to use it.
To be totally honest with you, I’ve come to realize that I tend to stay away from patterns that require me to add the seams allowances. Seams allowance are pretty easy to add, but it’s just a matter of personal preferences (I have the same issue with Ottobre patterns). I prefer to jump into the fun part (the actual sewing) as soon as possible
(PS: the new/actual version of this pattern already includes seam allowances. I have a previous version)
For my first attempt with this blouse (there will be more, for sure), I selected a tan dots quilting cotton from my stash (not quite sure from what collection) and a floral print for the tie (it’s store bought).
It’s a romantic blouse (lovely, truly lovely) and as usual with P&M patterns, it was a pleasure to sew.
Obviously, I totally forgot to add the seam allowances when cutting the pattern pieces (I do blame it on the late night sewing, nevertheless I’m adding a note to my pattern for the next time I sew this blouse) and the blouse was too short (because it has a loose fitting, it was still okay otherwise).
When my girl saw the blouse (hanging in the dress form the next morning) she loved it and since I wasn’t ready to give it away straight away, we decided to add a trim to the bottom hem.
I wasn’t sure at first (it looked much more suited to nightwear), but she’s been wearing it with jeans and it does look lovely on her
I’ll definitely be making more of these blouses (with properly cut pieces) as I think this blouse is so sweet and perfect for little girls – the neck gathering is lovely and I can envision my Liberty scraps been put into good use for the neck tie
And, this pattern can also be used for summer sewing as it also includes a short sleeve version.
What do you think?
xx Ana Sofia