This is my (slightly) belated monthly make for Minerva Crafts.
Regular readers will know I have made a few disappointing items recently, or items that have not performed well through use.
After a little procrastination I finally sat myself down at my sewing machine and produced this in around 3 hrs.
It is the True Bias Sutton Blouse. It was a pdf downloaded from the True Bias site. I’ve made one before and it gets a huge amount of wear.
If truth be told this gorgeous red crepe from Minerva was a little too good a quality for the Sutton.
The pattern details are definitely more suited to a lighter weight material but I persevered and actually love its contemporary ‘sporty boxy’ look.
I didn’t realize that a ‘triple crepe’ is more suited to jackets and dresses. This also has a slightly textured appearance and a slight ‘give’ which makes this fabric drape and sew beautifully.
The pattern, however, is brilliant. It explains every single step, leaving you with the most beautifully finished insides including these lovely french seams. Apologies for the colour in these next few. It’s sooo difficult to photograph red indoors!
And side seam details
And neck line
You can’t rush this one but’ll it’ll pay off
I’m off to make another in a lighter weight.
This one will go back in my wardrobe until Autumn. You wouldn’t believe how warm this heavy weight red crepe is.
Well I think I have conquered my dress making demons once again. I’m getting straight back on that machine!
Love, Lucie x