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Friday, 11 May 2018

Sewing Pattern Review: The Rebecca Page Brielle Blouse

The Brielle Blouse is another lovely Rebecca Page pattern that provides a soft look with the lightly flowing waistline, single button and peek-a-boo opening on the back of the neckline, and sleeveless or beautiful billowing 3/4 length sleeves.  

I opted for two sleeveless versions so I can wear my Cardie Cardigan over them when it's chilly, but be perfectly aerated and comfy as summer approaches.



It is also part of The Blouse Collection - 4 patterns for one price (40% off regular price!!) - click on the blouse to bring up my blog posts for each blouse!
- Very Vintage Blouse- Madison Blouse
- Brielle Blouse
- Riviera Ruffle Blouse






 

The armcycle is the perfect fit and is not too high or low (aka breathable!).  


The peek-a-boo opening comes with a few different options with facing or binding (you even get tips on how to make your own binding! Which is super easy and a great application for future projects). 

Take your time with the Peek-A-Boo opening though - sew slowly and follow each step, otherwise it can go wrong quickly, leaving you to tear some seams out.

Not that I'm admitting anything!


 



With a light fabric, the shirt is perfect for the summer, and a lighter cotton, a pretty addition to your fall or winter wardrobe - the thicker the fabric, the less flowy it will be though - so don't go too fabric thick!  

The neckline isn't too high, and doesn't pinch or suffocate while wearing - you don't even notice it's there. 

Match it with a sash or belt for a super modern stylish look, or just tuck it into your pants for a pretty (and tummy confidant) look. 

I paired mine with my Dreamy Drape Add-On Skirt and Cardie Cardigan





It's a quick afternoon project for you, your sewing machine, and your iron! And well worth the effort!

And yes - I said sewing machine. I have a Viking Emerald.

I don't have a Serger. I don't have a Cover Stitch Machine. I just have a Basic reliable machine I've named Betty White.

And I'm fine with that - too many machines for me would be daunting and stressful I think. I'll keep Betty White as long as she'll help me sew Brielles and other pretty clothes.

Sew On!



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