Another Sewjourn make – need to get them all blogged before I head back there again and sew up another storm! This one is Lekala blouson 4284. I figure that blouson essentially means “top” as far as Lekala are concerned.
I used some stretch scraps from stash for this top – it doesn’t take loads of fabric! I’m fairly pleased with the fit, especially around the shoulders and upper chest. The darts are a little too high for my over-40 bustline, but otherwise I am still very impressed with how few alterations I need to make when I order from Lekala. But then nicest thing about this top is the back view.
What a lovely feature! It’s not hard to make, and is essentially an overlay over a scooped back. Which is still very bra-friendly.
Since making this top, I have had a Lekala pattern that bombed. But you know what – it was me, not them! The pattern fitted together perfectly for the measurements that I had provided – but this time I was making a skirt. I allow plenty of ease around the waistline when measuring because I hate to be constricted. However, for a skirt where the waistband actually needs to fit you, I’m going to need to provide a smaller waist measurement. The fit around the hip was excellent! Lesson learned. And luckily for me, it was a free pattern – so I’m going to try it again with different measurements.
Happy Thanksgiving to my friends in the USA! My family will be lucky enough to attend a Thanksgiving lunch celebration on the weekend, as my nephew’s girlfriend is American and is looking forward to introducing her Australian family to the traditional edible delights of the day.