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!


17 thoughts on “Maria Denmark Edith in green polka dots

  1. 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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