Introducing my windowpane plaid dove blouse! I’m in love with this shirt. It’s light and airy and perfect for warm fall days. I LOVE the bell sleeves, and v-neck details. My plaid matching skills could have been better on this one. Allie from Indiesew suggested using starch to help add more stability to the fabric, I’m planning on trying that next time. The pattern is from Indiesew and you can find the last of this fabric at Fancy Tiger Crafts.
The pattern was a pretty quick sew with great instructions. The fit is great based off of my measurements. This pattern comes with three sleeve options: 3/4, flare sleeves and bell sleeves. The fabric is a rayon crepe, and a little tricky to work with, at least for matching plaids. I probably tried 4-5 different times and ways to make it match up, with no luck. Sometimes you just have to walk away, and walk away I did.
Annnnnnd surprise! I have a little secret I’ve been hiding…
We’re expecting baby #3 in March, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. I feel a bit like I’ve been dragging to get things done these past few months, but hopefully the exhaustion and 8:00 o’clock bedtime will soon let up. Get ready for lots of maternity hacks!
For this top, all I did was grade out one size from just under the dart to the hem and I also added 1″ in length. I raised the v-neck by 1″ for added modesty, it was a little too low for me. There’s definitely room to grow into this top and I’m hoping it lasts through winter. We’ll see!
Also, fall! It’s finally fall and I couldn’t be happier. The weather is so perfect right now, and I want to make all the cozy things. I’m loving all my makes from last fall/winter that kind of still fit, for now. Ahhhh I just love fall, and I may or may not be watching Gilmore Girls right now…
Thanks for reading along, friends! I’ll be back soon with some more fall sewing inspo!
7 thoughts on “Dove Blouse in Windowpane Plaid”
Congratulations much good wishes for your pregnancy and baby # 3. The dove blouse and fabric are lovely.
Thanks so much Diane! 💕
Congratulations! I feel like everyone in the sewing community is having babies right now – can’t wait to stash away hacks and baby patterns for (many years) down the road!
Congratulations Sara! I have this pattern and absolutely love it 🙂 I made it up in black silk and got fancy with some trim down the neckline.
Congrats!! Funny story, I actually was thinking about making a blue plaid butterfly sleeve shirt a few days ago! I love yours!!
Thanks Katie! 💕
Beautiful top and wonderful news!