|Lisette Continental blouse|
I have made it before as a straight size 14 but I ended going back and altering the shoulder seam.
I have worn this top a lot but I do find I have a bit of shoulder restriction.
After having a think I realised I keep sizing up because of my weight gain.
But my weight goes on waist not my shoulders!
I used to be tiny, sigh.....
Therefore, I need to sew for an overweight size 10, not a fit size 14!
I mentioned on the oliver+s forum that I had fiddled with the pattern and I received a sweet request to share what I did.
As I needed to redraft the pattern anyway I was only to happy to oblige.
I still very much needed the size 14 for boobage so I folded the pattern back to just above the bust line.
So, again, I folded the sleeve cap back to a size 8 and eased it out to the size 14.
this version? Swoon.
I added a little extra to my back panel for a little more gather.
And there you have it Sharon and Fee.
A post, just for you!
(But if it is helpful to anyone else you are most welcome)
Next up, Sewing the Continental!