Weekend Getaway Blouse

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
Total: $17.45

  • Great fabric, you definitely have a knack for spotting the good stuff at spotlight!

  • This is a really lovely top. I'm off to look up this pattern now.

  • You are speedy and on a sewing roll atm! Lovely top and very clever to use the darker border for the facing, it looks great.

  • Very good spotting at Spotties…really like the contrast collar…very clever!

  • Cute top!

  • oh my gosh I love that fabric great top

  • I'm so glad I also got that fabric. I don't quite have your measurements or cutting/sewing skills, so I'm not sure I can eek it out. But must download. Looks like a winner.

  • Ooh, very nice fabric, and the top looks like a great summer staple – it's even got shoulder coverage!

  • Very pretty and like how you have used the fabric!

  • Great fabric, great blouse!

  • I wish I had a competitive streak when it comes to sewing, I'd get more done but I'm too lazy for that…. You certainly are on a roll at the moment, hope school doesn't slow you down too much!

  • Oh, your blouse is so pretty! Perfectly gorgeous fabric and pattern 🙂

  • Ooh – i love the lines of this blouse! I've been on the lookout for a casual tee pattern for a lightweight woven… this is just perfect. And you bought that fabric from Spotty? Wow. It's stunning!

  • Oh it's a winner! And super fast to make.

  • Lisa

    Awesome outfit!! Love the skirt!