Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Sewaholic Alma Blouse for me
Back in May, at Sewjourn I made a few garments for myself. I was really keen to make at least a wearable toile of the Alma Blouse by Sewaholic as I had seen a few versions on blogs and thought it would make a good blouse for work.
My version is View C with the scoop neck and the waist ties, but the sleeves from View A. I made size 10 but next time will go down to an 8. I also added 2" to the length and have not added the waist darts - purely as I wasn't sure with the added length, which would have made them a very long dart.
The fabric is a cotton voile by Wyndham fabrics which has been in my stash for a long time and was a good choice of fabric for the blouse.
Next time I make this blouse I will scoop the neck lower and try the darts. I wore the blouse to meetings in Melbourne recently tucked in with a blazer and by the end of the day it really did feel a bit big (the tie waist is holding a lot in for the pics) and it would have sat better with the additional shaping. With casual jeans, the blouse is fine.