Thursday, May 16, 2019

OOP Simplicity 8576 Blouse for Beatrix

I had to sew this again while it still fits!
It is OOP Simplicity 8576 made as a blouse.
It is ALL about the sleeves.
Trixie is still wearing this one (and the adorable vest Aunty Sarvi knitted for her)
And this one (as a blouse rather than a dress now)
I had #ninjacut this when cutting the Roxy shirt (to be blogged) for me and a Mister shirt (to be sewn) for Hugo.
It is a gorgeous, silky weave but very strong cloth.
I thought the black and white stripe would work beautifully with all her recently sewn dungarees
I love the way the bias cut puff sleeve works with the stripe.
It is *almost* too snug through the body (it is a size 2). 
 Trixie doesn't mind and I used an extra long zip so it is easy to get on.
I wanted to use the black guipure daisies across the chest seam but Trixie insisted on having them around her neck.
I may sneaky unpick them and move them, as I can then 'hide' them under her vest, however, Trixie is pretty clue-y so I may not either...
~My Verdict~
I love this pattern!
It has all the lovely vintage details.
Multiple darts in the bodice to gently shape it, elbow darts for wearing ease.
And those fabulous sleeves!
I finished the hems with a narrow double hem and topstitched the seams for strength.
~Trixie's Verdict~
I like the flowers, I wanted them around my neck, I don't want them unpicked.
I like all of it and I like the colours.

She chose this ensemble to wear to footy/netty last week. I don't know if I would do the 'double ruffle' myself but if you cant pull it off at 4, when can you?
Thank you for reading... xx N


  1. So I have to go with Trixie on the placement of the daisies - I think the daisies on the collar is the touch that puts this over the edge into haute-couture-kids-clothes for me. It just looks so expensive :) . Great sew.

    1. Thank you!
      That is such a kind thing to say, you flatter me.
      I think the daises are there to stay ;)
      (I do love this one)
      xx N

  2. Oh, love her! Your kids all have their own individual style. So great.

  3. I adore her Jane, she is so much fun!
    Thank you, it is a lot of fun sewing for these guys.
    xx N

  4. Love the stripes and the pink overalls. Too cute for words.

  5. Oh my goodness, she kills me!!! Such taste! Such spunk! I love her! This is beyond elegant with the embroidery on the neck ... so much Victorian drama! It reminds me of the black and white striped number from My Fair Lady -

    1. Oh yes, you are right!
      I knew I had seen it somewhere...
      Thank you!
      xx N

  6. I actually think the flowers at the neck look like a choker. It’s certainly not a bad detail and I think it’s just the right amount of detail. It doesn’t deflect from the design to the top in anyway that’s for sure. And as for that pink jumpsuit (overalls/ long play suit whatever you’d call them), I made a pink polly pantsuit just the same style as what Trixie is wearing the other day and thought of you and you massive pantsuit sew up. I love that she loves pink and frilly. May it be lifelong.