I've tried this pattern twice now but just can't seem to get it right - size 7 is too big and gapes under the arms, but size 6 is so tight I can barely get it on over my head. The underarms are very high, and I just couldn't make head or tail of the strap instructions - I ended up just doing a simple topstitch. I think in order to make this garment fit (on me at least!) it would either need to have a zipper or be made in a stretchy fabric.
Excellent pattern! I am still working on the top but it is very well explained and the pattern was really nicely done. I am making it in linen so I think I maybe should have made it a bit bigger since there is no stretch to my fabric and no zipper or opening. I want to also make the dress. I will likely buy more patterns in the future.
Thank you for developing such modern well fitting patterns with great instructions. I made the top in a purple linen and it looks and feels wonderful. I will be making the dress next. I love your style - relaxed, resort-like and stylish.
I loved making this blouse! The strap variations give you incredible variety. I used a yarn dyed linen that was not quite opaque and the facing makes this 100% wearable with or without a bra. The instructions were detailed & a great reminder for me on how to make french seams. I loved it so much I can't wait to make the dress too; though I will likely have to combined sizes to make the dress fit my hips. Can't wait to make more! This is a wardrobe stable for sure.
I loved making this dress. It's a beautiful fit, especially over the back and neckline. I used a double gauze which I found a bit tricky to work with and some of the steps were quite fiddly - I had never done a gather in that way and I think if I made this again I would do it a different way. I'm quite tall so I extended the dress on the pattern pieces - a bit too much in the end as it ended up longer than I wanted so I had to shorten the hem which reduced the slit/curve. But I will definitely make this again now I know what I'm doing! I think image 3B in the instructions is wrong? It shows the pins down the long side when the instruction asks you to work on the shorter (curved) side. But all in all a great pattern.