Friday Pattern Company Patina Blouse

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I’ve had my eye on this one for a while. It’s the Friday Pattern Company Patina Blouse.

I think I’ve been holding off as I wanted to make a short sleeve version and it has taken a long time for spring to show its colours around here.

I really loved the collar, which wasn’t as over powering as some I’ve seen.

It is described as a collared, v-neck, button up top designed for light to mid weight woven fabrics. The sleeves are full and the pattern includes options for a short sleeve or a long sleeve with a cuff and continuous bound placket.

The placket is more of a sewn down facing that goes all the way around the neck and down both what would have been the button plackets. It is ingenious and you get such a lovely clean finish on the inside.

It also comes with two neckline depth options. I made up the deeper one.

I made a size small in accordance with my bust measurement with no modifications apart for the added sleeve cuff – read on.

I’ve made it up this ex designer cotton sateen given to me by Fabworks. It reminds me of a Ted Baker floral print. It’s so unusual.

It’s really lovely to work with although it takes a very new sharp needle to prevent skipped stitches in its dense weave. At £6/m it’s an absolute steal!

I made it up in the short sleeve but really disliked how, with the structure of the fabric, the sleeves stood out like sails.

So, I gathered the sleeve into a cuff and am really pleased with the end effect.

My cuff is 34cm by 5cm; if anyone wants to know. I also cut 2cm off the length of the sleeve before gathering.

I’ve styled it here with jeans but I’m just as likely to wear it for work. I think I just get away with the low v neck for work!

There’ll be another, but in viscose. And another in cotton lawn.

Love, Lucie xx


  1. Hi Lucy, I have been considering this pattern for a while, you have finally made up my mind, I’m going to make it. I knew it had two neck positions and yours doesn’t look too low for me. Well done, you inspire me. Sue

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  2. Hi Lucie, this has been on my to do list for ages. I was slightly put off by the cost of the pattern, but think I’ll have to succumb. The gorgeous fabric is a bargain, looks amazing as always

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    1. Yes, it doesn’t seem to overwhelm on this blouse but I wouldn’t want to make a dress or indeed a blouse with long sleeves for fear of disappearing amongst the blooms!


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