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Brunch Blouse by Patterns for Pirates

sewing, Patterns for PiratesKaty McKinleyComment

What?  Another P4P pattern release day?  Oh my stars!
I think you're going to be happy with this one too, friends...because it's a WOVEN dolman pattern.  Which means it's quick, easy, and you can use your woven apparel fabrics that you've been hoarding without a plan for it.  Let's talk about the new Brunch Blouse!

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I made two during testing.  But I have a massive Katy-fail confession to make.  I did the facing in reverse....so the collar didn't turn out exactly as the pattern calls for.  The fit is correct, but the bias should be on the inside and unseen.  Can we just chalk it up to the fact that I've been building a new website for Thread & Grain from scratch and staying up until 2am every night working on it??  Just a small bit of leniency?

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This first Brunch Blouse is in a curved tunic length, with cap sleeves and a henley placket.  I do really adore the relaxed fit of the silhouette, and the fact that this is a dolman sleeve top makes sewing it insanely quick.  The longest sewing part of this blouse was the henley placket, but I even cheated and sewed the button on, instead of making actual button holes, so the time element of that was pretty quick too.

The back bodice is two separate pieces, with a seam down the middle.  Which provides for a little more of a curve and less pooling than would happen without it.  And the neck is finished with a quick bias facing, for a clean finish.  Even cleaner when you put it on the correct way.  OY.

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Humor me on my styling for this next one, will you?  I wanted to play off of the relaxed, boho-esque print of the fabric and I thought socks and booties would be a cute pairing.  But I also feel like I can't quite pull off the look like cuter, younger, hipper people could.  It was fun to try.

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This version of mine is a dress length (obvs), with the short dolman sleeve and the standard scoop neck.  This dress was quite possibly one of the quickest things I've ever sewn.

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We like to tease Judy a lot about the length of her dresses.  Lovingly referred to as "Judy length", the hemlines are usually pretty flirty and hit around mid-thigh.  She must have hit her head a little, because the length of the Brunch Blouse dress is a little more conservative.  It'd be easy to adjust for longer/shorter, depending upon your taste.  But it is certainly not Judy length this go-around.  Gotta switch it up from time to time, you know?

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And of course, before I go, I've got some links for you babes:

Pattern: Brunch Blouse by Patterns for Pirates (There is also a girl's version HERE)
Fabric: White/Blue Floral Crepe from Sew Vagabond | Red Boho Crepe from Sincerely Rylee

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