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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.

2 comments:

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!