Red Flutter Sleeve Top


I think I'm all recovered from the Halloween candy, allergies and rain we've had this week.  So I'm ready to share this beautiful Chalk and Notch pattern that I made a few weeks ago.  This pattern is called the Farrah Blouse and Dress, I made the blouse version so I could pair it with long pants during the cooler months.  I plan to make the dress version in the spring.  I love how this top turned out. 
The fabric is a linen/rayon blend that I found at Joann's.  I feel that it was perfect to use for this blouse because it gave those pretty sleeve ruffles some structure.  I didn't want the ruffles to be droopy, nobody likes a droopy ruffle. :) Anyway, on to my review....

Chalk and Notch Farrah Blouse Pattern Review:

Size: I cut out a size 8.

Techniques Used:  I used my rolling hem foot for the first time for the hem of the flutter sleeves.  After some practice, I got the hang of it.  The ruffle hem didn't turn out completely perfect but it was definitely faster than folding and pressing the hem by hand.  I recommend getting the rolling hem foot for this step.  I had also never inserted a gusset or mitered corners but they were both easy to do, thanks to the clear pattern instructions.

Instructions: The pattern instruction were very straight forward and clear.  If I did get confused in a step I would look at the illustrations and then be good to go.

Any alterations?: I didn't make any alternations this time, however I think if I make this top again I would shorten the bottom hem a little.  Other than that I think the fit turned out great.

Recommend?:  I would definitely recommend this pattern.  I think it would be great for an advanced beginner to try.

I decided to style this top with my faux leather leggings to give this feminine top an edgy look.  But I think this top with also pair nicely with skinny jean and heels.  What are you sewing up this fall?

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