A warm red crepe

A warm red crepe

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.

True Bias Sutton Blouse1

It is the True Bias Sutton Blouse. It was a pdf downloaded from the True Bias site.suttonblouselinedrawing_bigcartel I’ve made one before and it gets a huge amount of wear.

Sutton Blouse

Sutton Blouse in John Kaldor

If truth be told this gorgeous red crepe from Minerva was a little too good a quality for the Sutton.

heavy red crepe

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

True Bias Sutton Blouse1

And neck line

True Bias Sutton Blouse1

You can’t rush this one but’ll it’ll pay off

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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.

True Bias Sutton Blouse1It would be superb for drapey waterfall jacket.

Well I think I have conquered my dress making demons once again. I’m getting straight back on that machine!

Love, Lucie x

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About lovelucie1

I cannot sit without something in my hands to sew, crochet, sketch etc. This becoming something of an addiction. In fact, I start to get twitchy if I am stationary somewhere, waiting for an appointment, waiting for my daughter, away with work, without some project to keep my hands busy. Minutes wasted make me anxious. This blog logs my progress to raise funds through my creations to feed my textile habbit.

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  1. This looks really lovely Lucie. I hope this successful project has made you feel a bit happier about your sewing again.

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  2. Love the luxe fabric. You look ready for a Christmas party in that rich red.

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    • Christmas! You mentioned the C word! Although it is definitely a piece for Christmas. It is definitely unseasonal at the moment; we seem to be enjoying a few days of sunny calm weather.
      I think my top could benefit from a wash and another press to help it lie down a bit and then I shall look forward to wearing it in a few months time.

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  3. Oh, Tialys had already mentioned Christmas! I was going to say it looks lovely for a Christmas party where you’re not sure how dressy-uppy it is. It’s gorgeous fabric, and the pattern shows it off beautifully!

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  4. Red definitely suits you – I’m glad you’re back into the zone and enjoying dressmaking again. Hopefully, this one will stand the test of time:)

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  5. Don’t you look great in red! Love the top. Glad you are back on speaking terms with the sewing machine. You have inspired me to buy a Colette pattern and fabric. Now perhaps this will inspire me to actually make the dress. 🙂

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  6. Lovely top. I think you are definitely back on form. Red is a great colour, perhaps it’s having blonde hair, but I feel good when I wear red!

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  7. Looks very expensive! I would like to make this pattern again…yours looks fab.

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  8. I love this on you, it is stunning. I have always loved your style and how you wear your clothes.

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  9. Great to see you’ve beaten back the sewing demons 🙂 That Red crepe drapes beautifully.

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  10. So glad to hear that you’re defeating you’re sewing demons. You’ve manage to end up with a gorgeous red top for your efforts. Well done 😊 x

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  11. Looks very classy! Sadly it won’t be long before the temperature drops and you’ll be glad of the extra warmth. Glad to hear your back in the saddle! 😀

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  12. I am using navy crepe from Minerva right now but it is a surprise obviously. I have had a few disasters of late, it is good to get one under your belt and strive forward. Jo x

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  13. Pingback: I love this one! | Love, Lucie

  14. New to your blog, and just have to say – that is a beautiful blouse! The red is lovely, and your finishes are amazing.

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