Simplicity 1872 Chiffon Blouse

 

I fell in love with this Cynthia Rowley pattern ages ago and even had a chiffon in my stash that I knew would be perfect but lacked confidence at tackling the scary fabric.

Blurry photo, darn auto focus…

 Well, I did it!!

This is by far the most technically challenging thing I have made so far.  This pattern itself is easy and a delight to sew but the chiffon added a whole other level.

I made View A in a Size 6, even though I measured at a size 12, this pattern has 6″ of ease!!! As I am small busted and it has an open neckline I knew I could safely size down for a less “swimming on me” look, although I think I went a little too far and next time I will cut an 8 or even a 10,  depending on the fabric.

The only change I made to the pattern was to extend the sleeve ties about 1.5″ as a few people on PatternReview mentioned they found them a bit short.  Shockingly, I made NO OTHER ALTERATIONS at all to this pattern.  None. Zip. So exciting to not spend hours on the fit.  Consequently this project was quick, and sewed up fast.  

My firsts on this project:

  • First time all seam finishes were french seamed.  This top can be worn inside out , the inside looks lovely. 🙂
  • First time sewing with chiffon!!
Interesting sleeves.
It’s just pinned here but I’ve since added a
clear press studd to hold the front closed.

 I am wearing this blouse with my new Burda Jenny Skirt.