Heyy!! I’m back with my first actual sewing pattern review!! I’ve posted my makes before but they were never full reviews, so I thought I would start to share my makes in a way that would give you guys more information about each pattern and hopefully help if you decide to sew them as well. so let’s get into it!
The Roscoe blouse/ dress is a loose-fitting boho style pattern from . True Bias. When I first saw this pattern I was soooo excited because it fits my style so well. I looove peasant blouses and the idea of making my own was amazing! The pattern has 3 variations, a blouse, mini dress and midi length dress. I made view A. All views feature a gathered neckline and sleeves, and a slit at the center front neckline with ties.
This patterns difficulty is described as advanced beginner.
This is a very loose-fitting pattern with a lot of ease which I love, so I made a size 4 based on my chest measurements. Mind you ,my hip measurements put me in a size 8 according to this patterns sizing. If this was supposed to be a fitted garment I would have graded out to an 8 or close to it at the hip, but I didn’t need to do that. I had plenty of room at my hips with the size 4.
Pattern alterations or design changes made
I added some slight shaping to the waistline by drawing a curve that graded from size 4 to size 0 at the waistline and back out to a 4 along the side seams.
I removed about 1 inch from the volume of the sleeves and shortened the sleeves by 1 inch so they would hit just below my elbows.
I added a slit with button loops to the sleeve bindings so that I could have buttons on the sleeves. One of my favorite RTW blouses inspired this small detail.
I also had to add a center back seam beacuse I had a lack of fabric situtaion…
Did it look like the pattern photos when you were done?
Yes it did for the most part ,the changes I made didn’t change the overall style of the pattern.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. the instructions were very clear and easy to follow as always from True bias I had no problems with this pattern. There is also a sewalong for any beginners who want to tackle this pattern an need more detailed instructions and photos.
what do you like or dislike about the pattern?
I really love everything about this pattern besides the lack of shaping at the waist which can be easily fixed. My favorite parts are probably the gathered neckline and ties. and the length and slightly cvurved hem.
Would you sew it again? or recommend it ??
Yes, and yes. I plan on making another blouse and the dress version of this pattern. It was so worth it for me since I will get alot of use out of it. definatly a staple for my wardrobe. I would reccomend it to anyone who loves great flowy boho chic blouses and dresses. The only thing that may be a drawback to some is that this is pattern is only available as a PDF download. So hopefully you are up to printng out multiple pages and putting them together. It’s really not that bad once your get a system going for it.
as always thanks for reading!!!
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