Today Aria and Audrey are sharing our makes for the Project Sew It February prompt – blouse. (Project Sew It is a monthly inspirational sewing challenge created by Celina of Petit a Petit and Family.) Audrey took the opportunity to treat herself to something she’s never had before, and Aria added a much needed item to her wardrobe. Here they are with their makes.
Audrey’s Flannel Cheyenne Tunic:
Well once again I am not modeling my own clothing, but hopefully next month I will be! For February’s blouse prompt, I turned to my favorite button up pattern and made myself a flannel Cheyenne tunic. I can’t remember ever having a flannel shirt in my life, and I am absolutely in love with how this one turned out! I CANNOT wait to be able to try it on myself!
I sewed the Cheyenne Tunic in the popover view B. I adore the fit of the first Cheyenne tunic I made, and knew no fit adjustments would be needed for this flannel version.
For the fabric, I fell in love with this Robert Kaufman mustard and gray flannel fabric that I found at Raspberry Creek Fabrics. It sewed up like a dream because it’s a very stable flannel.
I turned the button placket, pocket and back yoke pieces on the bias like a true flannel check shirt. It think it adds so much awesomeness to this Cheyenne! Last time I used voile for the sewing this version of the Cheyenne tunic, my maternity version is from a chambray, and this one is flannel which I think speaks very well to the versatility of this pattern.
Aria told me that this flannel Cheyenne Tunic is very warm. The wind was blowing and it was a cold day when we took these photos, but she said she couldn’t feel the wind through the shirt! Now by the time I can probably wear it, summer will be upon us and I will have to wait for fall weather, but at least I’m prepared!
Aria’s Drapey Rayon Seafarer:
I really enjoyed making this month’s challenge! It was a SUPER quick sew, and I was able to do it in one day! I have made the Seafarer once before, but it was with a heavy weight knit. I still wear it too, but recently Allegra gave me one of the Seafarers Mom made for her (not blogged!) I love it! One of my favorite parts about it is it is a light weight knit and a larger size, thus making pretty drapey and super comfortable!
I was looking for light weight fabrics when I came across this super pretty purple Sew Classic Spandex Knit Fabric from JoAnn Fabrics! It turns out we have nearly four yards of it! (Hopefully I can make something else out of it!)
The most difficult part of this was the neckband. I tried to sew it on the first time, but i didn’t stretch it anywhere near enough, so I had to unpick it, *sigh*, and mom helped me pin it. After that everything went really smoothly!
This Seafarer Top is definitely my best attempt at sewing with light weight knits! I’m hoping to do more with lighter weight knits and looking forward to the next challenge!
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