Papercut Sequence Blouse

When Josie from Fabric Godmother invited me to become an ambassador for the latest designs in their exclusive range, I immediately gravitated towards this stunning viscose sateen. As an ambassador I was sent the fabric for free and will get paid for my review, but the opinions I'm sharing are 100% honest.

I asked for 1.5m to make a top and it's even more beautiful in person than I could imagine. It's the most vibrant shade of emerald green with the sweetest peachy pink heart print that looks like an animal print from afar. Completely opaque, it's got a lovely drape and weight to it, as well as a satin finish.

Most surprisingly, this fabric holds a press really well, but I'd recommend a cooler setting on your iron. I'd also recommend using a rotary cutter, if you have one, and a fine needle is a must to avoid nasty snags.

I've never been disappointed with the quality of Fabric Godmother's own range and this viscose sateen is absolutely no exception.

After a bit of pondering, inspiration struck and I knew it just had to become a Papercut Sequence Blouse. I made a straight size 4 (disappointingly, this pattern isn't currently available in a more inclusive size range) with no alterations and the fit is great. 

The pattern is minimum effort for maximum effect, coming together really quickly and easily. As with any wrap garment, modesty is key. This one has you covered with an internal side seam button and a snap fastening along the neckline.

The coolest thing about the Sequence Blouse is that you can tie and wear it in a number of different ways. I actually think I prefer it with the 'V' at the back on me, but it's great to have such a versatile blouse in my handmade wardrobe. 

I've seen people tie it more centrally at the back, with the snap fastening undone for a sexy shoulder reveal, but I can't go braless so I'd have to wear a vest and ruin the look.

It sounds silly reading this back, but the Sequence Blouse really challenges my inexplicable desire for symmetry, so it's a bit out of my comfort zone in that sense. Nevertheless, it's such a pretty design and the fabric is truly sensational.

1 comment:

  1. This pattern turned out great for you and the fabric is wonderful with beautiful color.