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 £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