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Lekala blouson 4284

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.

Lekala blouson 4284

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.

Lekala blouson 4284

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.

Lekala blouson 4284

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.


8 thoughts on “Lekala blouson 4284

  1. I really like this top. The fit is great. The front yoke and back feature make it interesting. I have yet to try Lekala, but this may be the pattern that tips me in their direction! You’ll be able to make this in hundreds of fabric combos from all your remnants!

  2. I’m impressed with the fit too. It is perfect around the shoulders. That is where I find the most difficulty fitting. Great pattern for using up all the scraps. The peep hole is so cute. I’ll have to try this one.

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