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.
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.
Another great thing about this pattern is it doesn’t take much fabric – idea to use up those larger remnants.
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.
I can see myself making lots more of these, but first there is puppy walking to be done!