Another day, another blouse.
I’ve just received the latest Next catalogue and there was an image of a whole row of Melilot type shirts in beautiful colours. I recognised the pattern straight away, having had the pattern for a while, got to work.
I used a lightly woven poly blend ( I think) deadstock, slightly faulty, fabric from brick and mortar shop, Waltons in Goldthorpe. I was told it was ex Zara. I think it was just £3/m!!!!
I choose view B. A casual shirt with drop shoulders and cuffed short sleeves and a mandarin collar. This is super fast to make up.
The covered button placket is useful when you are working with a limited button selection!
My husband is working from home at the moment so I am wondering if he may not miss a few buttons off his work shirts!!
It is so lovely to wear on warmer days in the office I have a few more in plain viscose jewel colours planned.
I made it up full length. My, it was long!!!!
The pattern has a curved hem and advises you to hem before you sew up the sides. Don’t do this if you have pesky material that grows as you handle it!! Unfortunately, I ended up with the fronts at different lengths.
I couldn’t bear to redo the curved hem again, so I cheated and cut it straight across, removing 2 inches at the front and more at the back and just re hemmed it straight.
It is still a decent length to tuck in!
Next time I will cut it out even shorter, with a straight hem and incorporate a slit either side, to wear it out, not tucked in.
It’s another winner!!!
Love, Lucie xx