Still part of my peasant pattern buys. I keep trying this style in different permutations. When I looked on the Butterick website this pattern shows up as out of print. You may still be able to find it at fabric stores.
- Easy to Sew.
- The yoke offers opportunities for creativity and accent.
- The hemline can be altered for a dress or a blouse.
- With some extra creativity you could have a nightgown or caftan from this pattern.
- Flattering to a lot of figures.
- It wasn’t flattering to my figure.
- The neckline was too large. In the photo below you can see how much I pinched out to make it fit.
Some Assembly Required:
I did flat assembly as always meaning I made the front and back separately and then attached the sleeve and sewed it all together at the underarm and side seams.
This is a practice muslin and this is a second hand knit sheet. The pattern envelope calls for knits and I wouldn’t use a woven on this as you want the neckline to fit securely and a woven wouldn’t allow you to get the blouse over your head unless you added some sort of opening and closure.
I cut about four inches off the blouse hem. This is one time when a tissue fit might give you a good sense of where the original hem is likely to fall on you.
Will I Sew it Again:
No. Not because it is a bad pattern but because it made me look like a plus size lady trying to hide under too much top. Unstructured garments rarely look well on me, but if you look good in peasant styles I think this pattern would be flattering.
Advice to Others:
Fit that yoke using some scraps. Try it out with some cheaper knits at first to get a handle on how voluminous you like the sleeve and where you want the hem to fall.
Overall Style Grade: A – I think the pattern offers a lot of ways to individualize through color blocking, decorative work on the yoke, or choosing interesting prints.
Results Grade: C – it just wasn’t for me.
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