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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17 thoughts on “All Good Things Come in Threes: Lottie Blouse #3”
I think this might be my favourite of the three!
It definitely is my favourite 🙂
Gorgeous, I’ve still yet to make mine as I’ve still yet to buy the right fabric. I totally get what you mean about work/life ballance, I’m just about figuring it out, but, man, am I tired!! Looking forward to your next pattern release, xxx
Hopefully you’ll find the right fabric soon. Would love to see you sewing a Lottie!
All three of these blouses are so cute on you!!
I’ve just started a new job, too. Work life balance is a tough one for me as well, and I’m not even trying to release a pattern. Just sitting down and sewing instead of falling asleep is troublesome right now!
Yeah, sometimes it’s a bit hard to accept that there are more important things than sewing 😀
Really love all three versions, the sleeveless one looks perfect for summer! I’ve got two versions of this on my to sew list, both in chiffon but as you say it’s finding the time and I know they will be quite tricky to sew! Just hope I can pluck up the courage to make them before the end of the summer!
I actually find the pattern relatively easy and the blouse was quick to sew. It won’t take more than half a day 🙂
Your last version is definitely my favourite! I just love it!
I love the red one best too! Are you sure it isn’t silk? Sometimes the weave is tighter or looser and it makes it feel different than what you expect from silk. I drapes like silk though:) very pretty!
It has all qualities that silk usually has…hm. May it really is silk? The only thing that has me doubting this is the price 😀 Silk or not, I bought 3 more metres yesterday 🙂
Ooooh I just love it in red, really suits you! Looks great with those shorts too…
Yet another of your makes that’s had me thinking, “I really *must* get the sewing machine cover off…” One day soon!
Yess!! Get that cover off! Once the machine is all set up, all my sewing mojo comes back – try it!
All three are lovely but this is my favourite of them. It looks like a dream to wear.
Lovely blouse! I love blouses with neck ties 🙂
I seriously cannot stop watching Taylor Swift’s Begin Again music video because of that lovely blouse she wears
Seriously, can that just be me?
The drape of your fabric is absolutely amazing!
I’m actually working on a pussy bow blouse right now, unfortunately my pattern is straight out of the 1970’s… I can fit my thighs in the sleeves of the initial muslin! The fitting is a nightmare… Your beautiful blouse is making me want to try the lottie pattern!
Hi! I love your blouses (I’m a little late to this party sorry! Had to track down a Lottie pattern via ebay!) Can I ask if you altered the bow attaching process? I’ve just made my first Lottie and I love the fit and feel, but I’m not loving having raw edges which could potentially pop out. But as I haven’t made a pussy-bow blouse before, I’m not exactly sure how to go about changing it up! Would love to know how you did it 🙂