Laurel in Red

Coletterie has launched a new pattern called The Laurel and is having a contest!  And it just so happens that this contest is happening at the same time as Made By Rae’s Spring Top Sew-Along showcase/contest!  So I had double inspiration to make a couple of tops.


Here’s my first Laurel blouse!  I made it with some red polka-dot fabric that was handed over to me from a friend.  I think it’s rayon?  It goes swish-swish when you rub it against itself, it doesn’t wrinkle, it pretty transparent, doesn’t fray, and it holds its shape.


Adjustments to the pattern included dropping the armhole down an inch, reducing the shoulder ease, adding about three inches to the waist and another to the hem (!! am I really that stretched out!?!?) and I moved the back darts down an inch.

Also – instead of bias tape binding for the raw edges, I did piping!!!!!  I am so happy with this choice.  I think the edges look super sharp and it was SO EASY (especially since I just used ready-made piping binding from the store).


Yay new blouse! Clap clap.


Filed under Challenges, Clothes, Fabric, Techniques

2 responses to “Laurel in Red

  1. Really cute. I like the piped edge.

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