Pattern Description: The Alma Blouse is a feminine, semi-fitted blouse with neckline and sleeve variations. Darts create a fitted silhouette without being too tight, with an optional tie belt to cinch the waistline. The Alma Blouse closes at the side with an invisible zipper.
Sizes 0-16 , Sewaholic sizes for the pear shape figure, check your measurements against the envelope!
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes very similar.
I made a the notched neckline with long sleeves. Were the instructions easy to follow?
They are, but you will need more resources to help with the invisible zip insertion unless you are confident with the technique.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Of course I love a designer who caters for my figure type. I like the sleeve and neckline variations
Silk crepe de chine, it was fairly easy to work with, and didn't slip about. You have to dampen it down before pressing or it won't work.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made no changes, but should have raised the bust darts about 3/4".
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will probably make this again in other variations. I would like a warm print version with the peter pan collar.
Another good pattern from Tasia; there's two more from her already!
See My blog for more pictures.