Sunday, 23 July 2017

Deer and Doe Datura Blouse

I nearly left July off my blogging list! Always a busy month for our family, this year has been no exception. Now that the school term has drawn to a close I feel like I can finally relax and share my recent sewing projects.

I sewed up this Datura Blouse at the end of June and used the last piece of my Liberty lawn that I bought in London a few years back when I took Boo to the National History Museum.

In timely fashion, this post from Deer & Doe popped up in my blog feed this morning, detailing the beauty and versatility of the Datura Blouse pattern. 

I have made this pattern once before and love the cut of the neckline. 
I have made a few tops/dresses recently where the neckline has been too wide on me and have had to make adjustments. 
I always seem to have an excess of fabric at the center front
Then I remembered how perfectly this top went together and pulled the pattern out. 

I wanted to try the triangle cut-out neckline this time. I rather like it, although I don't think it is going to be the top I pick out all the time. It feel a bit fancy for everyday. I also went up a size from my first version. Which in hindsight I didn't need to do. It feels a bit loose.

The lawn does feel lovely though. What do you expect, it is Liberty!

No matter which version of this blouse you make, the details are beautiful. The instructions however, are little bit brief. Even having made it before, I still found it useful to refer to the sew along hosted by The Drapery. If you find yourself baffled by those yoke instructions, this is the place to go!

This is a fantastic pattern for a summer vest top with a twist. 
The triangle version takes a little more time to put together than the others but is totally worth it!