Blouses, I guess, are the perfect mid-season item and I really enjoyed sewing this one. I haven't made the "Simply Sweet Tunic Top", for a while so it was fun getting back to it.
One of my Top 10 sewing tutorials is this one from the Haby Goddess blog: I always refer back to it when sewing bias onto a project. Catching the bias evenly on both sides can be hard and there are some excellent pointers in the tutorial on how to nail it. It helps get the perfect finish on the neckline on this pattern.
The fabric is from an Aussie shop called Monsoon Weave. The owner, Anna, was super-helpful and has amazing fabric in the kind of Indian prints I love. I have to tell you that these are some of the softest and loveliest cottons I've sewn with.
Because the fabrics are quite lightweight, I lined (or rather, double-layered) the yoke and the lower blouse but not the sleeves. I wouldn't have done that for summer clothes as the weight is perfect for hot weather but I just wanted to add a bit extra for the cooler months.
While Cee Cee was shopping at Typo I picked up these great heart shaped pins. I probably need to rethink my fabric pinning method as I've bent or broken so many of my existing pins (not to mention the machine needle carnage!).
As usual I'll post some more photos after final fit and hemming!