It’s time for a new installment in my Spring Stash Busting Wardrobe. I’m making a second blouse, again from Burdastyle. I love their blouse patterns apart from one pesky thing, which is that they often add too much sleeve ease that is nearly impossible to ease in a flawless way. So I need to check this before I start sewing this blouse and do the necessary alterations. The pattern I’m using is from the Burdastyle May 2012 issue – I keep revisiting my old issues and always find new patterns I want to make. This is the fourth or perhaps fifth garment I’m making from this issue!
I’m using a Liberty lawn called Pegalia. I love love love working with lawn fabrics. They are so easy to sew and often don’t need ironing (at least not by my standards). Plus of course the prints are often absolutely breathtaking. There are a few downsides though, of course the price (but hey quality cost) and secondly the fabric doesn’t always last forever. Hence why I recently had to retire my old Pegalia print blouse that was around four years old as it had some fabric tears that was hard to mend. The same thing happened to another Liberty blouse that I made in thin bleached cotton lawn.
But yes, still worth it tough as I love Liberty so much. So that’s what I’m doing next.1