After a few long sew makes, including a jacket which turned out to be a lesson in how not to jump in without making a toile – for another time, I was keen to wip up a couple of more instant gratification projects.
I’ve had the Lucerne Blouse in my stash for a while and I found the perfect length piece of left over Atelier Brunette Viscose Crepe Fabric from a P& M Patterns Suun blouse whilst clearing out the conservatory for my new working from home office; a result of a recent job change. Yes, it’s all go around here!!
As taken from the pattern description, ‘The Lucerne is a relaxed fit blouse with shaping through the body, a faced neckline, and a curved shirt tail hem.
View A has a tie on the short sleeve and view B features a petal sleeve. Both views have the option for a V or scoop neck.’
I went with a size 10, in accordance with my bust measurement, with no adjustments.
Whilst the fabric is not the most summery of prints, and it feels very much like we’re already heading for Autumn already around here, it’s a complete success.
The tie on the sleeve just elevates it from the ordinary and was simple to do. I’ll definitely be using this detail on sleeve cuffs in the future, both long and short. I think that next time I would gather the end of the sleeve slightly before attaching the cuff, to make it narrower around the arm and give a nod to today’s full sleeve trend.
It’s fairly long (much like my lock down hair!), but perfect for tucking in/half tucked, which is generally how I’ll wear it.
I used french seems through out as my overlocker took a severe dislike to this fabric, and I’m glad I took the time to do this. I’ve actually found my sleeve insetting more successful with french seems. It is like getting a second go at making sure there are no snaggs or tucks in the sleeve head without unpicking.
Hope you are all keeping well.
Love, Lucie xx