If you want something special to pair with your favorite jeans, sew up one (or both) of this month’s Seamwork patterns.
They’re both designed to be tucked in to your pants, skirt, or shorts, but you can wear them untucked if that’s more your style.
Let’s meet the two blouses!
Meet the Aims Blouse
If you want to add some simple drama to your wardrobe, sew this blouse. Aims is a romantic oversized button-up blouse with raglan sleeves, and front and back gathers on the lined, curved yoke. It features a band collar, elastic at the sleeve hem, and 3/8" (10 mm) buttons down the front.
The Aims blouse looks so polished tucked into jeans, shorts, skirts, or your favorite pair of slacks. While you can wear this shirt untucked, you can really highlight the silhouette by tucking it in. Show off those gathers!
Fabric & Fit
Fabrics to shop: Lightweight or medium-weight woven fabrics such as cotton lawn, cotton gauze, voile, chambray, swiss dot, rayon challis, linen, rayon crepe, and silk.
Fabrics to avoid: Avoid heavyweight fabrics as they will be challenging to gather and may feel overwhelming to wear. Instead of denim, for example, use chambray.
Tips for sewing: Before you sew the elastic in the cuff, you can try on your shirt to see if you need to adjust the length.
Fit: This blouse has plenty of ease, so pay attention to the finished garment measurements to determine how much ease you’d like. The blouse is intended to be tucked in, so pay attention to the length of the garment if you prefer to wear your blouse untucked.
Meet the Danielle Blouse
This slim-fit woven blouse teaches you how to sew some classic, romantic details. The Danielle blouse features a dramatic ruffled collar, French darts, and rouleau button loops with shank buttons down the V-neckline. The fitted cuff also has a rouleau button closure, allowing you to practice sewing self-cording. With its slim fit you can easily tuck this blouse into pants, shorts, or skirts, or you can layer it over a slip dress. In addition, the collar is faced, so you can simply omit the ruffle if it's not your style.
Fabric & Fit
Fabrics to shop: Lightweight or medium-weight woven fabrics such as cotton lawn, cotton voile, cotton gauze, chambray, Swiss dot, linen, rayon challis, rayon crepe, and silk. If you use self-fabric for button loops, purchase additional yardage as noted in the charts.
Fabrics to avoid: Avoid heavyweight fabrics as this blouse has a slimmer fit. Instead of denim, for example, use chambray.
Fit: The blouse is intended to be tucked in, so pay attention to the length of the garment if you prefer to wear your blouse untucked.