I’ve mentioned it countless times already but let me just say it once more: There’s nothing I like more than beautiful details. Boxy minimalist rectangle-shaped clothes can stay in fashion as long as they want – I’ll always fall in love with the patterns that are a bit more special.
At the same time, I’m finding it extremely hard to find such patterns, especially when it comes to tops. So I put together a little roundup of blouse sewing patterns that I absolutely love:
1. Carme Blouse by Pauline Alice
This has been on my wishlist for quite some time. I’m pretty sure I would take in the sides after sewing it but other than that I absolutely love this style. You can just throw this on with jeans and look effortlessly elegant and stylish. Maybe 2016 will bring a Carme blouse into my closet.
2. Areli Blouse by République du Chiffon
I can’t quite decide whether or not I like this pattern. But the more versions pop up on kollabora and french sewing blogs, the more I actually like it. Just look at this one or this one or this one. This top looks really lovely in a variety of fabrics. And I love that contrast piping! Also: French sewing bloggers are rarely wrong, non?
4. Dotty Blouse by Style Arc
To be honest: It cost me quite an effort to include this one. Style Arc has about the ugliest website in the universe and I’m very intolerant towards ugly websites. However, this blouse pattern is really pretty. I love all the details – the ruched shoulders, the fact that it’s longer in the back, … This blouse, maybe sewn up in black silk, would look really chic for a job interview or an appointment with a client.
5. Anouk Tunic by Victory Patterns
Victory Patterns are one of the most creative pattern companies out there. None of their patterns are simple boring shapes and as I’m writing this, I’m finding it hard to believe that I’ve never sewn any of their patterns.
Their Anouk tunic is right up my alley: Beautiful details everywhere. Just look at the black and white version of this pattern on their website! Perfection! I’d love to sew one exactly like that right away!
6. Blouse Violette by Dessine moi un Patron
This is actually the back view of the blouse which I find absolutely adorable, especially in that eyelet fabric they used on their site. The front is rather simple, but the back is all the more surprising. I love it! It kinda reminds me of my Mathilde blouse and my upcycled top.
It’s hard to decide which one of these is my favourite. I’d probably go with Anouk. What about you? Which blouse patterns are your favourites? Or are you more of a dress-sewer? Let me know in the comments.