I made this Roxanne blouse by Victory Patterns back in the summer, kind of while I was waiting for the Little Dude to arrive (11 days late, hmmmph). I had all the pieces cut out and ready to sew when I
lost misplaced my pattern instructions. Booooo! I frantically emailed the designer and she was SO KIND enough to email me a copy of the instructions. Seriously folks, this is one of the many awesome things about using independent sewing pattern companies! Mucho gracias Kristiann!
Fast forward 5 months and I’m finally getting around to taking a few photos and blogging about it.
I have only worn this top one time as it’s pretty awkward for breast-feeding… I feel like I’m lifting up a dress when nursing. That said, it’s fan-freaking-tastic for hiding a postpartum belly. I think I will make a few more versions of this, including one with sleeves for work. I might also lengthen it a bit and make a funky high-low dress à la Paunnet. Which will likely not be for work.
I made Version 2: Sleeveless blouse with funky accordion collar detail. I used a really lightweight maroon and ivory floral cotton-rayon blend that I picked up in the bargain basement section of Dressew for about $3/m. It has a really nice drape, and will be nice and cool for summer.
The top came together really easily, but for some reason the folds were a bit off centre. Blame it on the baby brain I ‘spose. The collar was also a bit tricky and doesn’t lie super flat. At least the busyness of the fabric hides that a bit.
I plan to wear it next summer to the Squamish Valley Music Festival (among other places, obvi) so I kind of styled my self-photoshoot accordingly… Festival attire! The photos lie, it was a pretty chilly +5C. But hey, it’s late November so I really can’t complain… Here are some awkward photos of me pretending to dance, ha! I wanted to see the gorgeous flowing movement of the fabric.
Happy Friday everyone!