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This is the new woven blouse from Love Notions. I am absolutely excited to be in a new stage of life where I can wear a woven blouse. I’ve been pregnant or nursing for about the last 10 years, and neither of those things lends well to woven anything. Lol!
I made the version with bishop sleeves, out of a flowy polyester from Jo-Ann, and I feel so comfortable in it! It is maybe the most flattering woven top I’ve worn. As usual, when sewing, I can make adjustments for the best fit for me, and I’m thankful for Tami’s patterns, for always teaching me something new, and encouraging me to do the tweaks to make it perfect for me. For this, I simply graded to the sizes I fit in her measurement chart, and added 1″ in length between the waist and hips, as I am 2″ taller than the pattern is designed for. I know my bust and waist usually hit on the pattern where designed, but my extra height is below my waist. The bust, waist, and hip points are marked on this pattern, so it will be easy to see if you need to adjust, and where!
The Rhapsody Blouse is a gently shaped blouse with eight sleeve options, and optional ties that hang from the split v-neck. It is perfect for all season sewing. And perfect for flowy wovens to help you have the most flattering fit.
I love the gathering at the front of the shoulder, it’s just an easy fit blouse with lots of good details that show you how much attention to detail the designer shows. You will not regret owning this pattern! It’s not that difficult of a sew, the most challenging part may be the fabric you choose, depending on how easily it frays, or how slinky it is. The inside is finished with enclosed, or french seams.
There are two different front pieces, one for a bust difference between 1″-3″ larger than your over bust, and one for a bust difference of 4″-6″ larger than your over bust. And a few testers were excited about this pattern being made into dress length, and so Tami will be adding a free dress add-on to the blog this week. So exciting!!
There is so much good in this pattern, and as usual, you can get it on sale for the first few days after release, so don’t miss out on the best deal! The sale will run through next Monday.
100% polyester: Jo-Ann