It feels like ages since I blogged one of my makes! Today I am sharing my second version of the Valley Blouse from the Cali Faye Collection (the first one will be up at the end of the month as I have an outfit planned!)
I was really excited to see this on the schedule for #sewmystyle as it looked so cute and perfect for Autumn / Winter. It features a lined yoke, a keyhole & long sleeves with a cute cuff. I found this gorgeous navy linen from Spotlight in the remnant bin and didn’t realise it had a gorgeous stripe to it until I got it home. It is perfect for this blouse as it has a drape but also some structure.
I chose to cut the front yoke pieces & the sleeve cuffs with the stripes going horizontally to add a bit of interest to the top. Although having said that, you cannot always see the stripe!
I made no alterations to this pattern. I cut an xxs which fits perfectly. If you are in between sizes, I would say to go with the smaller size as this is quite a baggy blouse. The length of the sleeves was perfect which is always nice as I usually find I have to take mine up more.
One of the things I love about this blouse is the way the insides are finished off. They are so neat and hide most of the raw edges.
Each month I am going to be filming a sew-a-long for one pattern (not necessarily always a #sewmystyle pattern) and this month I chose to do it for the Valley Blouse. If you saw my denim skirt post which was also a Cali Faye pattern, you will note that I didn’t find the instuctions all that helpful, so I thought I may be able to help a few people out with a sew-a-long for the Valley Blouse. I am glad I did as there are a few sections that were a little bit confusing. Scroll down to watch the video!
Overall I love this pattern. The blouse is so comfortable to wear and is easy to style. If you need some inspiration, make sure you check out Maddie from Maddie Made This as she has put together a gorgeous inspiration post for the Valley Blouse.