Monday, March 7, 2016

Zamora Blouse by Itch to Stitch

Kennis at Itch to Stitch* just released 4 new patterns today!  I am excited to say that I tested two of them.  This is my first time testing a sewing pattern, and I have to say that it was really fun!  It is not as much of a time commitment as testing a knitting pattern, and in addition to getting some cute new patterns, I am also just happy to help out Kennis, who seems like a really great person and a hard worker.  Ok, so on to the garments!

This post is just about the Zamora Blouse.  I also tested the Hepburn Turtleneck, which is coming up very shortly on the blog..
This is a classic bow-blouse with a V-neckline that I prefer to the high tied necklines you often see.  It required some patience because there are 8 pin tucks and 8 darts.  However, this version only took me 4 hours to make, including cutting, since I did make a muslin and knew how things work.  The only changes I made from the muslin were to lengthen the whole thing 1 inch and leave off two of the front fish-eye darts for a looser fit.

I am happy with how this turned out.  I wasn't sure how I'd feel about the style, but I like it!  It would also look great with a skirt.

Here it is tucked in.  The fabric is from JoAnn Fabrics, but I can't find it on the site.  It's one of their "silky" fabrics.  I like how it is semi-sheer, and the drape is great for the bow.  It didn't press very well, though.   

Definitely a successful blouse.  I can also see this with the bow left off, with a narrow band around the neckline.  You can't see with the bow, but this is actually a button-front blouse.

And just for fun, here is my multi-print muslin:  :-)

* FYI, all of the links to Itch to Stitch pages are affiliate links that kick back a little money to me only if you purchase something.


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    1. Thank you, Nancy! I fixed them. It's been a while since I put in those affiliate links, I guess. :-)

  2. This is such a cute blouse! I love the fabric on the center of your muslin.

    1. Thanks, Lisa! I can't even remember where that fabric came from, and I only had a bit.


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