Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Polka dots Sencha

Yup, a completed project, finally!
It seems like from now on I'll be able to dedicate a little more time to sewing, and it makes me soo happy! Yesterday I managed to finish this blouse and to make a skirt (which I'll show you soon). It's amazing how sewing something relaxes me and makes me feel accomplished. I've already written this, but I missed so much some serious sewing time.

For this blouse I used Colette's Sencha pattern, version 3 (the one with the pussy bow!). I used a silk blend which wasn't too pleasant to sew, but it's very nice to wear. I cheated a little bit in the construction: since the hem was coming horribly (because of the slippery fabric and my lack of patience) I bound the edge with black bias tape and I'm very satisfied with the result.
I used raspberry colored buttons to add some contrast. I haven't decided if I love them yet, but if I notice that they make the blouse difficult to wear, I'm always in time to change them. What do you think of them?

One thing I like about this blouse is that it's very versatile: here I'm wearing it with jeans, but it looks even better with a cute high-waisted skirt to achieve a more elegant look. What I'm not too crazy about, instead, is the fact that the neckline is a bit too high and I feel a bit constricted.

Well, one could argue that it's another black and white garment made from a Colette pattern, but I hope you'll like it anyway. :)


  1. This top looks great. You certainly did a great job. I love the polka dots combined with the red buttoned up back. really nice!

  2. @mahaila Thanks! I just saw your tent dress, it's gorgeous!!!

  3. it's a pretty blouse as well as teh choice of the fabric print. Wise idea too putting bias tape on the edges..that makes it a stand out.

  4. Hello from Poland :)!

  5. @Ai Thanks! The bias tape was a fortunate incident, I really like the result!

    @longredthread Hi! I'm so glad you're passing by, I love your blog! :)

  6. I like how the buttons stand out in that rasberry color. It makes it more fun and casual, but it can be dressy, too. What a great addition to your wardrobe!

  7. Very pretty. If you make it again, just cut the curve of the neck a little wider and lower and it will be just like you like it!

  8. This blouse looks gorgeous! I love the red buttons!