Last week I was in Zimbabwe for work and it was so lovely to have some sunshine and warmth! I knew I was going there at the end of November so decided to sew up a warm weather blouse in advance.
Enter the "Alma" pattern from Sewaholic Patterns. This has been on my to-sew list for a long time. I love these patterns; they are easy to sew and the instructions are super clear. I decided to make "View A" with some mixed fiber fabric that I purchased in the Philippines.
I'm still getting used to the sleeves. I love the gathered sleeve cap but they might be a bit short on me? Next time I can't wait to try the longer short sleeve on view B.
The neckline is what sold me on the pattern. I absolutely love it and it's super easy to sew.
The blouse closes by a side zipper, which you can see in the photo above. That allows the blouse to be form fitting. I did take some length off the blouse so that I could wear it either untucked or with my high-waisted 1940s trousers (by the way, these trousers are newly sewn as well from my favourite 1941 reproduction pattern! More on them to come in another post).
A great warm weather blouse! The fabric print makes me happy too :-)
By the way, I flew back the day before this:
My graduation ceremony for the PhD. Though it's been official for awhile, it was great to celebrate becoming a Dr. (and thank you to the reader that recognised me in the audience--what a sweet email)! Now it's time for a sewcation to celebrate!