Hey guys! I’m really excited to tell you about this new pattern out TODAY designed by Rachel Pinheiro of House of Pinheiro and UpCraft Club. I’m already in Fall mode when it comes to my current projects, and this pattern is such a great transitional piece. I love the sleeve length for one. There’s also a great side exposed zipper detail, and gathering on top of the shoulder on the neckline.
At first I wasn’t sure how I would like the fit of this top, it looked a little too fitted for me. I was so wrong!!! The fit is right on! Fitted enough, but also loose in all the right places. I feel really good in this shirt, it’s a very flattering fit.
The pattern itself came together quickly. The instructions are easy to follow. It also forced me to do something a little different by using an exposed zipper. (Side note: the hems are supposed to be the same length and not a little off like mine, like I said I could use some practice putting in an exposed zip). I sewed up the size small, and didn’t make any changes to the pattern. You can purchase the Everyday Blouse pattern here through UpCraft Club.
This fabric!! I purchased it WAY back in December when I went on a little fabric shopping trip to LA, and I’ve been holding out for the right pattern. The Everyday Blouse came along and it was like they were meant to be! It’s a woven ikat I purchased at Michael Levine Fabrics. The exact print I used is currently unavailable, but here’s a very similar print, and the same print in grey. Great fabric for this project, and I’m still obsessed with all of their wovens. If you’re ever in LA make sure to stop in, it’s a really fun store.
A little side note, the back neckline was raised a bit higher, mine is the first version of the pattern. It has since been perfected! My shoes are from Love Winnie James. I absolutely love them because they go with EVERYTHING!
You can see the cool shoulder gathering detail here made with elastic. Like I said above, Rachel had her pattern made with the help of UpCraft Club, have you ever heard of them? This company is really cool, and I hope to work with them again, maybe even with my own pattern. They offer a full service starting with design concept, grading, digitizing, etc. using your own design for a sewing pattern (and they also have specific services if you don’t need help with everything). They will be releasing their pricing sheets soon for all of their services they offer. I’m realizing that a lot of people find help when putting together a pattern, and you don’t have to DO IT ALL yourself. You can find out more about UpCraft Club here, and don’t forget to check out all the fabulous patterns sold on their website!