Added Jan 30, 2013
London, United K...
I made this beautiful pattern up in straight Colette size 2 and I only made two teeny alterations to it.
Firstly I lowered the neckline 2cm (I get a bit claustrophobic with high necklines for some reason!) and because I have a long body I shortened the tucks by 1.5 cm as otherwise they kind of came up to an odd point on me. I made the version with the plain neck and the put buttons up the back.
I LOVE this pattern. It is so, so comfortable, not restricting at all and tucks into waisted skirts and trousers beautifully. It is rated by Colette as a beginners pattern and that definitely seems right to me.
The instructions are clear and simple and it really has very few steps. No set-in sleeves to worry about and no zip and if buttonholes aren’t your forte one of the versions has poppers/snaps up the back instead.
I chose to make it up in some navy blue polka dot silk twill- yes I did just shamelessly copy one of the versions on the Colette website (blushes).
I think this would also work very well in a floral print cotton lawn or a solid silk satin as it’s such a classic and simple blouse. I’m also super keen to make up the version with the pretty little neck tie!
For the full review and more construction information please visit my sewing blog:
http://sewinglondon.co.uk/colette-sencha-blouse-pattern/ The Little Tailoress.
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