Yaletown Blouse with a vintage flair

Yaletown Dress and Blouse is the new Sewaholic Pattern. I tested the pattern back in May…you can nearly see my goosebumps! I made the pattern straight from the envelope only grading up (or was it down?) the armscye as I like it more fitted. As you can probably notice from the pictures the sleeves are slightly gathered. Il vestito e la blusa Yaletown sono il nuovo modello di Sewaholic. Ho testato il modello a maggio…forse vedete anche la mia pelle di gallina! Ho cucito il modello senza modifiche tranne alzare (o abbassare? non ricordo) il giromanica perché mi piace piu’ attillato. Forse vedete che le maniche sono leggermente arricciate. Yaletown_back   I used a true gem: vintage Italian fabric I scored last year and I used it all up! Ho usato uno dei miei tesori: una stoffa italiana vintage che ho scovato l’anno scorso e l’ho usata tutta! yaletown-fullSo why this face then? Well apart from not being good at posing… I don’t like the design on me. Maybe it’s the fabric color or the texture combined with a loose fitting blouse, but the pictures confirmed what the mirror had already told me. It’s a pity because the blouse turned out perfectly from a sewing point of view. It’s perfectly drafted! I didn’t interface the neckline yet it held up perfectly. Tasia’s versions are so much better. It broke my heart when I had to tell her that (she asks a specific question on that and I didn’t want to lie). But not all is lost: the Yaletown blouse is now with my sister who likes it a lot and wears it so much better than me. So it was an unplanned gift! Yeah.

If you want to give the Yaletown blouse or dress a try, you can even have it as PDF thus saving on shipping costs.

Since sewing is not only about successes, tell me: did you ever make a garment just to realize it wasn’t for you? 

E allora cos’e’  quella faccia? Be’ oltre a non essere brava a posare…non mi piace il modello su di me. Forse e’ il colore della stoffa o la consistenza unita ad una blusa molto morbida…le foto non hanno che confermato quello che avevo già visto davanti allo specchio. Ed e´ un peccato perché “sartorialmente” parlando la blusa è perfetta. E’ perfettamente disegnata! Non ho neanche stabilizzato lo scollo e nonostante questo è rimasto perfetto. Le versioni di Tasia di Sewaholic sono molto più belle. Ho dovuto dirglielo con il cuore in mano (quando testi il modello di fa una domanda specifica e non ho voluto mentire). Ma non è andato tutto perso: la blusa Yaletown è nell’armadio di mia sorella a cui piace molto e la indossa molto meglio di me. Un regalo non pianificato! Yuppie.

Se volete provare il vestito o la blusa Yaletown, è disponibile anche in PDF così risparmiate sulle spese di spedizione.

E visto che il cucito non è solo pieno di successi, ditemi: avete mai cucito qualcosa e alla fine non vi piaceva come vi stava addosso?


7 thoughts on “Yaletown Blouse with a vintage flair

  1. I made so many garments that weren’t really ‘me’… I have a huge pile at home that I could show you! LOL

    I tend to agree with you that this colour might not be the best for your complexion – it kindda washes you out a bit…

    I think this is part of the challenge of sewing, you can envision something in your head, but the final results can surprise you, in good and not so good ways… but that’s the beauty of the thing!


    1. Thanks for your honest feedback, Virginie. I really appreciate that.
      Sorry to hear you have a pile of garments you don’t wear.

      I do have a hard time envisioning finished garments sometimes…especially when I get carried away by nice prints!


  2. Hi Silvia!
    To answer your question -yes, I did!) My last boho skirt is the case example of such incongruity between me and the skirt))) So -an unexpected gift for my friend (and neighbour). Thanx God ( or our parents))) we’ve got the same measurements, only she is a bit taller – key words! The skirt itself is ok, it’s not just mine -too much fabric on me (and my height is 158) .
    Well, now I know))))) and we both are happy)
    As for the blouse -it’s lovely and looks romantic! It’s great that we have sisters and friends to present with such gifts, when thnigs don’t work sometimes)


  3. So glad your beautiful blouse found a great home with your sister! It is a cute style and the fabric print is fantastic. I often end up making things that I just don’t like on me. I get seduced by a photo or how it looks on someone else, but after making it and trying it on, I realize it doesn’t suit me. Maxi skirt, be gone!


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