Happy Saturday! Today I’m wearing the Brielle blouse from Rebecca Page Patterns. She has so many beautiful blouses that it was so hard to choose which one I wanted to make this month for my April sew.
This one has two separate options, a long sleeve and a sleeveless. Because I live in the South I chose the sleeveless option.
I chose georgette fabric from Hobby Lobby. I used about 2 yards but I had so much left over that you can easily use 1.5 yards instead. It was very affordable and only cost $9 for the amount I purchased.
I definitely developed a new skill set when working with georgette. I think the last time I used it was probably 5 years ago and I wasn’t as advanced in my sewing. I made a pretty kimono in theory -but oh, the edges and seams. Eek! Just awful.
This time around, I had much better luck and I was able to manage the fabric at the sewing machine. The challenge was at the cutting table – but I powered through that as well. The key is to use a rotary cutter with a new blade and tons of pattern weights.
I would change one thing with this pattern. I would consider grading a pattern down the next time I make it. There is a lot of ease in this pattern, especially in the stomach area.
I think I would also consider making this into a hack one day. Do we like the idea of a maxi dress with this same neckline?