Friday, 15 August 2014

Liberty Love #2

Well it's time for the second of my Liberty Love posts.  This time, something a little more unusual for me, a blouse.  This past year or so I've been loving shirt style blouses.  You know with a proper collar that I can wear under jumpers (sweaters?) with the collar and tails showing and a statement necklace to finish it off.  Knowing that I was liking that look, I started to look at patterns that were more along these lines.  Kind of in line with my last post about making things that I would buy in the shops.
I picked up this pattern whilst I was on holiday In Joann's as they had them at like $4.99 each (truth be told I totally stocked up!).  I had initially intended to make it up in a plain like the pattern shows but I had just bought this Liberty Print in sale at work and thought that it would be good for a trial version.  And it worked out pretty well.
The Liberty print is from last years Autumn collection and named Solsteur.  I bought some of the silk of this print in the blue colourway last winter and made some simple tee's with it.  When this lawn arrived in the shop I knew I had to get some of it.  It's a very un-me colour choice but there was something about it I couldn't resist.
The pattern is Vogue V1387, which was fairly straight forward in construction.  It has a front binding placket that is used for the snap fasteners (instead of buttons, a design feature I really liked about this pattern) and pleated shoulder detailing.  When (not if) I make this top again, I'm going to use something a bit drapey-ier in order to get the full effect of the pleating.  I also like the shaped yoke detail that accommodates the pleating, it's the kind of detail that sets Vogue patterns apart from the others.  I think its a pretty good basic blouse pattern and it doesn't have the fussiness of a collar insertion or tiny buttonhole making.
All in I'm pleased with this make and know that it'll go in to good rotation in my wardrobe.  When I was looking the pics before uploading them I realised that it's a good length on me, most of the time I'm complaining that something is too short so that's a welcome thought!  I'm going to search my stash for a plain to make it up in next...

The Facts
Pattern: Vogue 1387
Size Cut: 20 with no alterations
Fabric: 1.5m Solsteur Liberty Tana Lawn
Notions: snap fasteners
Alterations: none really, changed the sleeve to my new go to cap sleeve from the Ava pattern
Notes: Probably best made in a plain rather than print and something with more fluidity to show off the pleats.
Wearability: 7/10

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  1. This looks so great on you! What a cute top!

  2. This is lovely! I really like the neckline & the snap fastenings. Also I've never seen that liberty print before, it's gorgeous!!


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