This is New Look 6807 I made this blouse as a gift for my mom. Last year I made this pattern for her as a birthday present. Last week she called to request another version in white to round out her summer wardrobe. The pattern is written for knits but I used a woven because I couldn’t find a nice white knit with the drape I wanted, that wasn’t also see through. The fabric is a cotton rayon with a lovely sheen, almost like silk. Its very beautiful up close. I think it turned out nice, hopefully it will fit her . This pattern is rather loose and drapey even in a knit. One alteration I made was to add a bit more drape at CF bottom by rotating it from the neckline down, creating a large triangle from the hem to neck at the center fold. This adds more fabric in the front and makes the top fuller there. The only other change I made was to eliminate the center back slit and tie, the neckline is plenty big enough to just slip over your head.
I also made a summer bag! Yay, I really like it. I used it all this week. The pattern is a free pattern from the Burdastyle website. It came out good. I was inspired by this bag made by Wiksten. If I were making it again I would use interfacing in the handles. Also I used a lightweight quilting cotton for the bag and I wish it had a heavier lining to make it sturdier. While I like the size I think it would look cute even twice this size. Maybe I will make another one!
Up next M5388 in white with lace view D. After sewing my mom’s top, I wanted a white summer blouse.