I knew that I wouldn’t be able to resist giving the True Bias Sutton blouse a try. It has very similar lines to the In House Patterns Kimono Tee that I have now made twice, except the Sutton blouse is designed for wovens rather than knits. My wearable muslin was made from a printed poly satin that was in stash.
This was made when I was at Sewjourn a few weeks ago, and now I can’t remember what size I made! I know that I sized down, as it has a fair bit of ease. Maybe it was a
size 8 just checked and it was size 6 (my measurements are closer to the size 12). I am happy with the size, although the fabric clings to me far too much at the back for my liking. I may upsize to an 8 next time. However, the cling is due to the properties of the poly satin rather than it being too small.
As far as I am concerned there is plenty to like about this pattern. The description from the website states: The Sutton Blouse is a loose fitting V-neck top with kimono sleeves, a one piece yoke, and a back inverted pleat. The back is longer than the front and includes slits at both of the lower side seams. And yes, that is all true.
The instructions were very clear, and do provide you with a lovely end result. My next version of this will be in viscose – and there may yet be one in silk – and this one is going to be donated (I have a large number of clothes awaiting the female relatives to arrive on Christmas Day for a free-for-all). I do like the colours and the print, but not the clinging factor. Otherwise, I reckon that this pattern is terrific. It’s the sort of thing that I could wear to work or wear casually, depending on the fabric that I use, and it ticks all my blouse desirability boxes. Jeepers, I am starting to sound like a fan girl….