If you follow me on instagram (littlebettysews – I’m only new!), you would have already seen this blouse. I raced my friend Rachel (rachelsews) so see who could make theirs first and naturally, my super speedy sewing meant I won. I’m competitive like that, just not with running or physical activity 🙂
The Leisl & Co Weekend Getaway blouse was a surprisingly fast and fun make. Just a good easy sew with a good end produce.
I used a cotton voile that I picked from Spotty on the clearance table over a year ago. It was no more than $3 per meter and I purchased 1.5m. Clearly, this fabric is quite similar to the pattern cover, which is why it was such an easy choice for this project.
The fabric has a thick splatter stripe design running across the fabric. To add a little interest, I cut the blouse facing (which is the flounce/collar you see along the front) across the dark blue stripe of the fabric.
I think there will be many more Weekend Getaway blouses in the future. I think it will look great with skinnies or with simple straight skirts.
Pattern: Leisl & Co Weekend Getaway blouse = $12.95
Fabric: 1.5m Cotton voile from Spotlight, on sale $4.50
Thread from stash