You will surely recognise this little red number: It’s another Lottie Blouse and actually the first one of the three I made recently. I won’t say more about the pattern, as I already wrote about it here and here.
I’m a big fan of this version which is definitely my favourite of the ones I made. The fabric is amazing and perfect for the hot summer weather which we have in London at the moment. I’m not quite sure what it is though. I suspect it’s a rayon. I bought it for £2/m at my local fabric shop. It’s a super teeny shop in my neighbourhood and probably the most messy shop I’ve ever seen. I only ever go there for buying buttons or trim as the selection of fabrics they have isn’t very great. However, last time I went I saw this fabric, which is super soft and drapes nicely. For the price it was quite a steal, so I bought 1.5m of it.
It was terrible to iron and to sew with, though. Cutting out the fabric took longer than the actual sewing. I could only iron it on very low temperature. I tested the fabric by setting one thread on fire and it seems to be made from natural fibres. Any ideas what fabric it could be?The fabric is very delicate and after wearing this blouse super often lately, there’s already a tiny hole in the fabric near the hem in the front. It might be from pinning too much. Meeh.
I went to the shop yesterday to see if they have more left (they do!) and will probably get more of this fabric at some point. It’s horrible to sew with, but the result was totally worth it. You can’t imagine how comfy wearing this fabric is!
I paired the blouse with my newly refashioned pair of trousers-made-into-shorts.
I really came to love pussy bow blouses lately, they are the perfect thing to wear at work. I have to take a break from sewing Lotties, though. I like the pattern so much that I don’t want to get tired of it too quickly! Next one my list are two Mimi Blouses (from Tilly and the Buttons) as well as a pussy bow blouse from Sew Over It. Hopefully, I’ll be able to throw in some dresses, too. My birthday is coming up, which means I can finally get myself an overlocker!
Here are Lottie 1, 2 & 3!
I’m still struggling a bit with my new work-life balance (there is never enough time to sew!). Getting my new pattern ready to be released is my priority at the moment. It’s hard to imagine how much works goes into a little PDF pattern. It can be very frustrating at times (especially not being able to just sew stuff), but I am very excited about the pattern and glad that I learnt so much along the way.
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