With a glimpse of some semi warmer weather, it’s making me think of spring; and when I think of spring, I’m ready to start bringing out the bold prints! Mood’s newest collection of toile prints was the perfect option to pair with their brand new pattern. The Clay Blouse is a slightly cropped, all-gendered garment with dolman sleeves that works well with lightweight, flowy fabrics like voile and batiste!
Purchase Materials Used Below:
- 2 yards Black and White Classic Toile de Jouy Viscose Batiste
- 1/2 yard Off-White Weft Fusible Interfacing
- 4-5 Italian Black Zamac Shank Back Button – 18L/11.5mm
- MDF291 – The Clay Blouse Sewing Pattern (free download below!)
Note: All seams are French seams aside from the neckline and hems.
1. Print, tape, and cut out of fabric
2. Lay the fabric out, place pattern pieces on top, and cut.
3. Cut interfacing pieces and iron onto the indicated pieces. Tip: when ironing on the interfacing to the front pieces, place interfacing ⅜’’ away from the edge that way when you are folding the placket it will be inside the 1’’ area.
4. Fold over the front edge to the wrong side of the front. Start folding ⅜’’, then 1’’ and pin. Go ahead and topstitch down, but leave a little space between the top so you can finish the edge later.
5. Pin wrong sides together and sew using a French seam.
6. Flip the top part of your placket and stitch at ⅜’’ and press.
7. Pin the right sides of the collar together, stitch, trim, and press.
8. Pin collar to shirt matching notches at side seams. Stitch at ⅜’’.
9. Turn up the raw edge, pin, and hand stitch.
10. Fold the top edge of your pocket down ½’’ then ¾’’, pin, and stitch across.
11. Fold the edges of the pocket in, pin, and place where pocket marking is indicated. Edgestitch around the pocket leaving the top open. Note: If you want to, you can place the pocket in a different area or just do one pocket instead of two.
12. Sew your pocket flap together at the sides leaving the top open, trim, and press.
13. Pin pocket flap upside down ½’’ above the pocket. Pin and stitch ¼’’ across.
14. Fold pocket down, press, pin, and stitch ¼’’ from the edge.