Another Frida

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This is another Frida Blouse by Atelier Jupe.

I seem to make a lot of ‘work wear’ but as I spend most of my time at work, I still like to wear beautiful things when I can.

I love this pattern and it’s a great one for solid plain fabrics to show off the gentle gathering above the bust, in lieu of a bust dart.

I’ve used this beautiful (gifted for a blog post as a Minerva Brand Ambassador) Minerva Core Range Single Georgette in Salmon. It’s fairly sheer when held up to the light but not as sheer when worn. A plain bra is a must though!

There are 43 colours in this Single Georgette! At only Ā£8.99/m I’ll definitely be buying more. I think this blouse could easily pass for something from high street retailers Hobbs or Reiss or Baukjen.

And it doesn’t seem to crease! A blouse in the ‘off white’ would be really smart and the same in black would be a lovely ‘going out’ blouse in winter.

Frida is a romantic blouse with a French touch. It has a gathered front, button placket, elegant collar and three-quarter sleeves with a small inverted pleat. The back also has an inverted pleat although I changed the inverted pleat to light gathers on this version which I felt more appropriate in this type of fabric.

I made no further modifications to the pattern, using a straight size 38 (UK Size 10), as my previous one.

When I make it again, I’d like to lengthen it a couple of inches to aid tucking in.

I’m also going to look at lengthening the sleeves to take it further into the Autumn, but keep the simple cuff.

I bought pale pink buttons from Duttons for Buttons in York to match the fabric which finishes it off just perfectly.

Love, Lucie xx


  1. Oh Lucy, that looks so nice. The material really elevates this version into going out mode. That material is on my list to buy for sure. You give me inspiration!

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