Hey Readers! Spring feels like it’s finally here, and what better way to celebrate than by sewing a bright yellow Roscoe blouse?
This fabric-pattern combo feels like a match made in heaven! The fabric is a lovely rayon challis that I picked up from Stonemountain. I’m not always a big fan of florals, but I do have a soft spot for more abstract, large-scale print type of florals and this one certainly fits the bill! This blouse puts a nice pop of cheerful color into my me-made wardrobe that has otherwise been tending toward navy blue, grey, and black lately. And it goes with my Lander jeans too…
I’ve had my eye on the Roscoe Blouse pattern by True Bias for a long while, but was a little bit worried that this voluminous pattern would be a bit too, well, voluminous, for my taste. That, my friends, is where the magic of the perfect fabric-pattern combo comes in. Something light weight (but opaque) with lots of drape is just what the pattern calls for (literally!). Although, full disclosure, I did go down a size from where my measurements put me, knowing there was plenty of ease built in.
I made view A of this pattern and it came together quite easily. Despite the somewhat dramatic look of this blouse, the construction is really quite simple; it has raglan sleeves and the entire neckline is gathered and secured with bias binding. There is a small facing for the v-neck and the pattern does not call for any interfacing on this piece. I considered interfacing it anyway for stability, as every other shirt pattern I’ve made has had interfacing on front plackets. However, I wanted to keep this top soft (no crisp points!) and I figured that Kelli, the designer behind True Bias, knew what she was doing when she wrote the instructions, so I proceeded as directed. And it turned out just perfect! It always makes me happy when I follow the pattern instructions and it turns out well (thanks Kelli!).
I seem to be on a bit of a True Bias tear lately – I’ve sewn the Lander pants (here and here), the Emerson Crop pants, and now the Roscoe blouse. Which True Bias pattern should I sew up next? The Salida skirt looks awesome, but I’m not sure that I need another skirt right now. What’s your favorite True Bias pattern?