This is actually the second one I made completely copied from Lisa's (SewOverIt) blouse. The fabric is pure silk and appears to be sold out. Although the fabric feels lovely it was not for the faint-hearted. After handwashing getting the grain back was difficult and it moved during cutting, during sewing and pressing! Still it is the drape that makes this blouse work for me. I usually like a more fitted top but with this much drape it does work for me.
I made the lower V neck and really like this neckline. This was the only tricky bit of the pattern getting the tie collar neat both inside and out, but with a bit of fiddling I managed! Although the instructions are generally clear I could have done with clearer illustrations for the neck. I cut a size 14, raised the waist by 1", reduced the sleeve length by 1", but made the cuff 5/8" wider.
This was actually the first one I made as a wearable muslin (fabric actually feels quite nice though it is very much a cheap ebay find at £3.50 per metre).
I used a little silk organza to help give the cuffs a little more stability.
I would also advice that you make the rouleaux loops much thinner than advised to make the cuffs neater.
Not much else to say. I like the pattern and will be keeping it for possible future versions.
If you are pretty bored with Me-Made May look away now as I'm choosing to blog the whole lot at once. As I wear me-made pretty much all the time it isn't really much of a challenge, but what I decided to do was to try to wear a different outfit everyday (though not when I was at home at the weekend when the same pair of sweatpants are pretty much what I wear). So here we go! I did manage to wear different outfits every day for the 20 days of work and a selection of weekend wear. I wear dresses a lot, but the most useful garment I have is my black wook-crepe skirt (not blogged). My most complemented dress (though not my favourite) was the Lisette and my favourite pattern is probably Deer and Doe's Bruyere blouse. Sory about the plethora of photos I tried to create a montage but failed miserably!
SewOverIt Pussy bow blouse and
Black wool crepe skirt