Pattern: Jasmine by Colette Patterns
‘Cuz the shirt has anchors on it…get it!! With this project, I finish up the last of the fabric I bought in Scotland back in 2014. This was a nice white cotton with cute little pink anchors on it and I believe I even got it at a discount (although still not cheap).
The blouse came together so easily. I highly recommend this pattern, especially if you are a beginner. A dressy looking blouse with no buttons? No zipper? Whaat?! But yes, because it is cut on the bias, you can pull it right over your head like any other shirt. With no button/buttonhole matching, it makes construction a snap. And you don’t need snaps!
When I first started on this top, I had cut all the pieces for version 2. Since the fabric had anchors on it, I thought having a sailor look would be really cute. I even found some really nice navy blue fabric that I had leftover from another project that seemed to work perfectly for the collar. I liked the sleeves on this version better too. When I started to get ready to sew, I stared at the pieces for a long time. I couldn’t decide if I really liked the navy ties after all and worried it would end up being something I didn’t want to wear that often. I began to imagine it as a disaster, which may seem a bit much, but there is nothing more heartbreaking than making something you dislike with fabric you fell in love with. The more I looked at the two drawings on the cover, Continue reading “Jasmine blouse: Un-anchored by last minute decisions”