Peasant style cotton blouses like the Waterfall Blouse are my favorites. It's got enough movement to be comfortable, but fitted enough to not be sloppy. Super added bonus: I get to sew with my quilting cottons which you know I love.
The fabric is a block printed, border print cotton from India. Yes, from India. And no I can't tell you which stop I got it from. Sorry, loves. A friend of mine took a trip to that corner of the world this January and I begged her to buy me block printed cottons in three meter cuts. No budget, I told her,and boy did she deliver. When Toni asked me to stitch up on of her patterns, it seemed silly to not dive right into these babies.
I cut the body out with printed border of the fabric on the hem and left the raw selvedge edge. I also lengthened it 1 1/2 inches to accommodate my long torso then vented the side seam 3 inches from the hem so it was not too snug around my hips over jeans. The second alteration I added was a double pointed dart down the front center to take in some fullness (which was easy to hide in the paisley print). It should be noted that these changes to the pattern were for fit and personal preference and not a fault of the pattern design at all.
As you see, I'm kind of in love with my Waterfall Blouse. This pattern is going in the Need to Make Again pile for certain. I've got a double gauze washed up and ready to go. School supplies can wait...I've got some more sewing to squeeze in before classes start next Tuesday!
Thank you, Toni, for another great pattern! (Did you miss the vintage inspired Poppy Tunic I stitched up? Another recommended Make It Perfect pattern.) Make sure you enter the contest below to win a copy of any PDF pattern in the Make it Perfect shop .
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