|Come near my dear, let me tell you all about it!
Thread Theory gets 10 points in my book for giving you a detailed chart of all the finished garment measurements from sleeve length to neckline drop. This is SO helpful for a knit pattern because I never know how to account for the stretch when measuring the flat pattern for knits.
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Changes I Made
- Since the yokes were cut from a woven I did not use any interfacing
- Since my jersey was so drapey and fiddly I eliminated the facings and front placket and used a band to finish my neckline and sleeves.
- I sewed the CF seam closed. This was a baste and try on operation because I could not find a Center Front line on the pattern. I was going to cut it out on the fold but forgot. I ended up sewing a 1 3/4 inch seam.
|Meet the Camas Blouse.
- The pleats/gathers are so so pretty! I love them!
- The built in color blocking potential is wonderful
- Watch the neckline! For my size the V neck was noted as 8 inches which was lower than I would wear comfortably. With my changes I brought it up to a more comfortable place although this top still allows navel gazing for you and others when you bend over.
- Next time I'll add a little more length to the body so I'm more comfortable when I raise my arms. I'm not sure if it rides up because of the woven yokes or just cause.
- I think this would make a superb early and post maternity top. It’s drapey yet fitted so you cover those bits that are recovering from having a baby without making you feel swamped in miles of fabric. Whether you install the front placket or not this neckline would allow easy access for breastfeeding. Never having kids, I cannot speak with authority on this but it seems to tick a lot of the boxes I hear from my pregnant friends looking for clothes. Plus you look classy!
- Personally, I’m not sure what I think of this top… It makes me feel like a really hip fancy office lady or someone way more grown up than I am… I will give myself some time to wear it before I pass my final judgement on this particular top.
- This top has some beautiful details and I want to try it again sometime in fabric I absolutely love!
- This is one of my January Stashbusting cleansing the sewing room makes! It's made me want to keep going on my list!
- We recently moved to Hot Springs, but it's companion town (as in you can't tell where one ends and the other begins) is Camas.
- Camas is a wildflower with an edible root.
- It was freezing outside when my Mom took the photos of me. Hence the "professional expressions"