Maria Denmark Edith in green polka dots

I’ve been looking for a woven top pattern for a while, and have a few contenders, but when I saw Maria Denmark’s new release, the Edith,  I thought this might be the one.

Maria Denmark Edith blouse

This is the first time I’ve made a blouse, but the collar and facings are very easy to do.  It is such an elegant, comfortable shape.  I’ve always found ready to wear blouses uncomfortable – either too tight or too boxy, and often gaping at the front.  sometimes I get a strange loose section of fabric on my upper back with rtw shirts.

Not with this one!  The fit is perfect.  I think being able to choose where the buttons go makes a huge difference.   The darts are beautifully placed.  I especially like the tiny darts on the back shoulders. I used a pressing ham to get a good finish.

The kimono sleeves are very flattering – I’ve not tried them before, and I’m a convert.

Maria Denmark Edith blouse

Another great thing about this pattern is it doesn’t take much fabric – idea to use up those larger remnants.

The fabric is from Handmade Jane, sent as part of the Spring Sewing Swap.  The buttons are vintage, from my stash.   I thought they went well with the polka dots!

I didn’t have any bias binding in the right colour for the hem, so used a 5mm ribbon.  I’m really pleased with the result.  It gives a very narrow, stable hem.

Maria Denmark Edith 2

I can see myself making lots more of these, but first there is puppy walking to be done!



  1. Gjeometry

    This is so pretty!! I didn’t even realize that Maria Denmark had this new pattern, it’s really very nice. Love your hem ribbon idea, as well. Looks like it adds some prettiness to the inside.

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