Sunday, 13 August 2017

Beausoleil Blouse - Cotton Lawn

Itch to Stitch Beausoleil Dress & Top - I was attracted to the French name, and the option for peplum. It's a simple versatile design, but also interesting enough to want to sew and feel pretty in it. I also like the smart appearance of sleeve cuffs in shirt patterns. I used rose print cotton lawn and white cotton lawn for facings.
This is an intermediate sewing pattern because it uses an all in one facing, understitching and pulling the back pieces through the shoulders can be tricky but it looks beautifully neat. I also edge stitched mine. The front and back facings and sleeve bands are interfaced, along with the centre back zip. I'd sew it again but stick with cotton lawn or viscose, something that presses easily. I used an invisible zip as that is what I already had left over from last summer and silver hook and eye. I think the cut outs add a modern edge to a granny chic print like this one! I bought the fabric as it reminded me of the rose in beauty and the beast. I found this interesting to sew as it is a different technique and it looks chic.


  1. Such a gorgeous top Renata. It almost makes me want to fiddle around with another pdf! I love Itch to Stitch but I so wish they were available in printed patterns.

    1. Thank you it was rewarding to sew. I think if you just print the pages for the top it is quick to assemble