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When you’re in the mood to wear something
pretty with a cool-girl vibe, reach for one of
these beauties, perfect for light to mediumweight
crisp or fluid fabrics, like crepe, voile, chambray,
shirting, gauze, charmeuse or rayon; these also
work gorgeously in knits like silk(y) jersey, rayon,
linen or modal.
Loose-fit, pull-on, off-the-shoulder blouses
have a neckband that’s fitted at the front and
elasticated through the sides and back; the
bodice has a gentle A-line cut with bust darts.
Choose your favorite raglan sleeve length;
3/4 with a tied cuff, or just above the elbow
with a deep elasticated cuff. Blouses finish
with a narrow shirt-tail hem at the upper thigh.
Chest patch pockets are optional; we’ve also
included an optional internal stretchy shelf
bra as well as halter straps for easy wearing.
You’ll be amazed at how wearable these
stunning blouses really are...tuck them into
a high-waist tailored skirt or pant, wear them
untucked over a skinny, flared or palazzo
pant, or try them runway-style worn loose
over a matching midi-length A-line skirt.
For both versions in all sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16-18-20-22-24-26
you’ll need around 2 3/4 yards/252cm of fabric, plus enough
1½” or 3.8cm wide soft elastic to go 2/3 of the way around
the widest part of your shoulders; for the shelf bra in all
sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16-18-20-22-24-26 you’ll need around
½ yard or 46cm of VERY stretchy knit (try a cotton/LycraTM knit
or similar); you’ll also need enough 1½” or 3.8cm wide soft
elastic to circle under your bust. Add a scrap of interfacing
for the front neckband (and the pocket openings if you’re
using them). Fabric amounts are for 60”/150cm wide fabric.
Designer, Trudy, has her finger on the pulse of fashion. This design, looks fabulous on everyone, young, not so young, all sizes. So flattering.
Instructions and construction are simple, concise, and we'll illustrated.
Multiple options, and fabrics suggestions, and suggestions for styling are also included.
This pattern is well drafted, all seams and notches match, and the order of construction is thoughtfully and efficiently written. I made this in a menswear stripe to be faithful to some versions of the designer originals, but I also will be making this in a silk and perhaps other things. Off the shoulder styles have never been my thing, but this style is striking and feminine without being juvenile looking.