The Pendrell blouse is a feminine semi-fitted top. Your choice of unique draped sleeves, flirty double ruffles or a classic sleeveless shell. A great addition to your wardrobe!
This blouse is designed with a pear-shaped figure in mind. Ruffles or sleeves add dimension at the shoulders, which balances out wider hips so they appear slim in comparison! Sizing is proportioned for a pear-shaped figure: smaller bust and waist, larger hips.
For View A, the draped sleeve is self-lined, so the pleats hang softly and there’s no hemming required. Both ruffles on View B are cut on the fold as well. Extra-long length in the body of the blouse makes it easy to tuck into skirts and pants comfortably. Princess seams elongate and flatter the body. Also, there is no closure! I wanted to have the best fit possible while eliminating zippers and buttons to keep it easy.
0-16. I made a size 8.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Instructions were great as always from Sewaholic.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really like the fact that it is actually a simple princess seam top but with the added ruffles & sleeves you can really dress it up! I have made both View A & B (See my blog) and I prefer view B. The sleeves on View A are a little too big for my taste.
Leopard Print Rayon Challis from Fabric Mart
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Shortened the blouse by ~3 inches.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes I would definitely sew View B again. Not sure about View A - I like it but it would need some alterations to make the sleeves more what I like.
Great, flattering blouse that sews up easy peasy! Great wardrobe builder! More on my blog.