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Just my cup of tea! Colette Sencha blouse

Added Jan 30, 2013

by Thelittletai...

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.

Thanks for reading

Material Notes

Silk twill
silk/cotton underlining




Garment Type

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    Feb 4, 2013, 11.19 PMby lelie

    Lovely Sencha!

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    Feb 3, 2013, 01.50 PMby chula123

    love it ! I agree with Mary, looks very 50’s :-))

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    Jan 31, 2013, 04.01 AMby wildcatspow


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    Jan 31, 2013, 12.30 AMby neveenkarnes

    Another beautiful project!!! Love the simplicity of it.

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      Jan 31, 2013, 06.14 PMby Thelittletailoress

      Thank you! It’s always the simple things I seem to end up wearing most :o) x

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    Jan 30, 2013, 04.39 PMby clementine75

    Very nice ! I love the back !

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      Jan 31, 2013, 06.13 PMby Thelittletailoress

      Thank you! First thing I’ve ever made with buttons up the back and I really like them :o) x

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    Jan 30, 2013, 04.14 PMby tiffanee

    I love this! You did a fabulous job!

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    Jan 30, 2013, 04.03 PMby sala22

    It’s the perfect print for the pattern! Great job!

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    Jan 30, 2013, 03.31 PMby Inga 888

    your top is so pretty, and little pearl buttons on the back look fab too

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    Jan 30, 2013, 10.31 AMby Mary Athey

    This is lovely on you and your styling of.its.class. Its very.50’s looking.which.i love xx

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      Jan 30, 2013, 10.44 AMby Thelittletailoress

      Aw thank you so much! I adore the 50’s styles too! :o) x

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