I was looking for something a bit different from the things I’d made before, something loose, flowy and pretty. After some searching around for inspiration I found the True Bias Roscoe pattern.
This pattern difficulty level is described as 2 out of 5 so I reckoned I could give that a go!
I chose a drapey viscose fabric, something I hadn’t much experience of sewing with before, and I love it! My dog, Ernie, was also impressed
I traced out the pattern so I can re-use the original and if I get the sizing wrong I can easily start again. I based my size choice on the bust measurement, as it’s such a loose style I felt sure it would still be OK on the waist and hips. I have seen some people say they needed to go down a couple of sizes, but it all depends what fit you are after. Ernie helped hold the pattern still when I was ready to start cutting out the pieces.
Assembly instructions were really clear. The neck ties are a bit fiddly to attach, but the method worked. I stuck to the instructions exactly except I decided to use French seams.
The blouse has turned out really well. I have worn it with jeans and with denim shorts and it’s exactly the flowy, Boho style I was looking for. I am considering making the dress version next.