Have you met my Mum? She does pop up on the blog every now and then – usually shortly after Christmas! It seems that sometimes the first garment that I sew for the year is for her, when I am visiting. Last year I made her a couple of Crafty Mamas Cherish dresses, that somehow were never photographed or blogged. So there was no way that I was going to let her get away without some photos this time. May I present Alison in her new Sutton blouse!
Okay, the phone photos aren’t quite as clear as I’d like, but you can still tell that Mum looks great, can’t you! I really, really like this pattern. We chose some fabric from deep stash to make the blouse. The print is a vintage John Kaldor, and the black I have no idea about. I’ve used it before in some Style Arc Lola pants, and think that it is a very fine wool jacquard. It washes and presses beautifully and is lovely to wear. I decided on the size 14 for Mum, knowing that the pattern has plenty of ease. As it turns out it is just a smidgen closer fitting than we’d like, but still very wearable. I didn’t make any alterations.
I outlined all the things that I like about this pattern the last time that I made it. The hemline that is higher at the front than the back, the yoke with centre back pleat, the gentle curved edges of the V-neckline. The instructions are clearly written too. No dislikes.
Since I was away from home sewing on my Mum’s machine, there is no overlocking at all in this top. I did everything that the pattern told me to in terms of edge finishing and seaming. Are you aghast and surprised?
So I think this is a great look on Mum. I still want to make this pattern for me (and might sneak another one in for Mum eventually one day if she is lucky). Thanks for modelling Mum – that is the price of having me sew for you!