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Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Jungle January - Red and grey rayon blouse - Prima Magazine May 2010

I wanted to participate in Jungle January.
I bought this red and grey animal print fabric from the fabric stall on the local outdoor market on a Monday. Its a very drapey viscose/rayon with no stretch.
I used the sewing pattern from Prima Magazine May 2010 as my starting point. I chose the top length but the dress sleeves. I used fold over elastic on the neckband instead of bias binding. I constructed in a different order and pleated the sleeves into the cuffs (which I made wider) rather than gathering them. I omitted the back waist darts, but cut the back with a centre seam.
Its a lovely soft blouse, which although I've sewn it in January should be great to wear to work on hot days in the summer.


Alison said...

what absolutely perfect "Jungle January" fabric! I am sure that you will enjoy wearing it later on when the weather is warm, drapey rayon is my favorite summertime fabric

Let's Get Sewing said...

Your top looks so good!