The reason I chose this fabric for this pattern was because the cotton version on the pattern picture stuck out too much at the shoulders for my liking therefore I was looking for a softer drape.
It feels lovely when I wear it. I did have to make some intermediate modifications for using this fabric rather than a light cotton.
To finish the hem I used a narrow rolled hem to make it really fine. I did not use a special foot I just passed it through the machine twice. I used french seams for the sides because it was fraying quite quickly. I cut a 12 so that I would have plenty to play with for the french seams.
Oh yeah! the other mod I made is for my bum. I had to make vents at the side for my hips, that old chestnut! That is a saying not a simile for my bum...
This fabric was given to me in an enormous stash haul at the beginning of the year. I did not buy it - promise. In fact I have been given more stuff in January than I could possibly believe from three different people who did not know my 2017 'no buy' pledge - fabric, wool and patterns. I really should stop saying yes. But when you can make a free top like this, why not?
Pattern : Betty Blouse download
Fabric: Polyester Viscose
Thanks for dropping by. I am still without photo editing software so sorry about the grey photos however it really is that dusky duck egg blue colour. Jo xxx