I recently finished the Sencha blouse by Colette Patterns.
I completed a survey for the Colette blog and received a coupon code for 20% off my purchase on their website. I am such a fan of their patterns so I zealously browsed their newly designed website before the code expired. As soon as I saw the sencha I knew I had to have it, I fell in love with the details like the keyhole neckline, tucks and button back, that were possible in the 3 versions.I even had the perfect fabric in mind that I had been hoarding for over a year. YAY for Stash-busting!
I looked through all the patterns available and ended up purchasing 3 digital patterns. the Sencha blouse, Violet blouse, and Clover pants.
The weather has been so crazy lately that I decided to suck it up and take some indoor pictures of my finished blouse. I did my best to get some natural light into my room and I think it worked out well.
I chose to cut a size 4 based on my bust measurements,and I’m glad I didn’t go up to a 6, I think it would have come out too loose for my taste.
I got a brush up on my hand sewing as well since the pattern suggests to use a catch stitch for the sleeve hems and back button placket. There is a sense of accomplishment that comes with hand sewing invisible stitches, It makes me feel like a pro !
The tucks get a bit lost in the print but they’re a great detail ,and I love the shaping they created.
I chose some simple black buttons to let this print shine. Overall I’m really pleased with this blouse, I can’t wait to wear it with my clover pants when I get around to making them and some cute flats. Or maybe tucked into a high-waisted skirt… .I would highly recommend this pattern if you’re a beginner looking to gain some confidence in your skills.
As always thanks for reading! xx