Sunday, 13 October 2019

Charm Patterns Rita Blouse - Make Nine #7

This is number seven in my Make Nine, and is my third Charm Patterns Rita Blouse - I've also hacked it into two dresses.

My fabric is some silk I got on ebay, and I extended the sleeves to below the elbow as on the hacked dress I made here.  

It's French seamed through, and the only other change I made was to use bias tape to face the neckline and sleeves (the instructions want you to press and turn the edge to use as the elastic channel).

I also did a rolled hem on my overlocker, which was really easy when I bothered to read the instructions in my overlocker manual!

And then, as I had some Liberty Carline linen left over from this skirt, I made another one!  I'm wearing both with my Jeanius jeans.

I think it's safe to say that I love this pattern, and I'm fairly sure I'll make it again.

Have a great week,



  1. They're both lovely blouses Lynne! And yay for having enough Carline left from your skirt to squeeze out another project!

    1. Thanks Ruth! I was so pleased with myself when I cut out the skirt and realised I could also make a top.

  2. Love the tops, especially the black one with its fantastic puffy sleeves.


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