Cheery Roscoe Blouse

Hey Readers! Spring feels like it’s finally here, and what better way to celebrate than by sewing a bright yellow Roscoe blouse?

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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…

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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.

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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!).

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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?

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Details

Pattern: Roscoe blouse and dress by True Bias, view A
Fabric: floral print rayon challis from Stonemountain and Daughter
Size: 14
My Measurements: B-43, W-37, H-43

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