The Carme blouse pattern 2.0 is here! As it’s one of my first pattern, the sizing was not up to date, but I’m happy to tell you that you can now sew this blouse from size 34 to 52.
The pattern includes a print-at-home file as well as copyshop version. Get your copy here: Carme blouse pattern.
|View A: linen from Cousette|
And that how the Seda dress pattern was born, view A… and B!
|View B: chambray from Henry&Henriette, lace from Cousette|
The Seda dress can be made in lots of different fabrics: here in linen and chambray, in cotton, light wool or flannel for winter, velvet, raw silk, lace…I hope you’ll like the Seda dress pattern, I’ll be back soon with some tutorials. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
Check out the first testers’ versions: Anne, Céline.
It sure gave me a lot of ideas for my next version ;)And now ladies, it’s your turn to show your gorgeous creations:
Bee Made‘s amazing print fabric is perfect for Spring, don’t you think? What an elegant blouse!
I love Gwendolyn‘s contrasting yoke and her beautiful Nani Iro fabric.
I love Marta‘s pretty blue Carme. The discreet print is lovely and make for a casual yet put together look.
Can you believe this is a muslin? I wouldn’t mind having muslin as pretty as Callimetrie‘s casual Carme 😉
Black and blue look great together, like on SB Creations version.
This fabric looks amazingly comfortable. And the red stitching to pick up the dots on the fabric is genious. Congrats l’Irbis!
Annie Coton‘s version is so pretty. The oiled fabric is a very original touch and the cherry blossoms make the perfect background.
Mary Carmen chose to make a contrasting yoke as well. Her fabric looks great and easy to dree up or down.
Dotted swiss: I dream about Sandra’s version. And as she pointed out, perfect for every situation: from the beach to the office.
Ocni‘s version in black cotton is going to get a lot of wear. So versatile it goes with everything…
What can I say about Blousette coquette‘s Carme? I absolutely love the colour! It’s like the twin sister of my last version, hehe.
Kerry‘s printed voile is so beautiful! And those details are perfect. I love how she cut the yoke without pleats and on the cross-grain.
I’m overwhelmed to see the amazing reception you reserved to the Carme blouse pattern. THANK YOU so much!!!
If your photo is missing, send me an email and I’ll add it.
And remember that you can get the Carme pattern here: Carme blouse pattern.
I’ll let you know more about the next pattern very soon as it’s being tested right now and about the great news: my patterns will be available on print! You will be able to choose between the PDF downloadable pattern and the printed pattern to be send at your home. More coming soon…
Have a great week!
Sorry for the silence, I’m working hard on the next pattern and times flies when you are glued to a computer screen all day long…
As a welcome interruption from all those pixels, I thought I would show you the Carme blouse I made during the Sew-Along. If you have seen the videos, you’ve seen my fabric. It’s an aqua green cotton, very fresh and spring-like, and so easy to work with.
I chose mother-of-pearl buttons with some gold for a delicate look.
As for the pattern and construction, I’m not going to say anything special as you can see every details on video tutorials 😉
I’ve already received some pictures of your beautiful Carme blouses, I can’t wait to show them all!
Pattern variations and inspiration: Carme Sew-Along
Let’s start with some general information: all videos will be available here on the blog as well as on my Youtube channel with the tutorials in 3 languages. You can subscribe to the channel to see all the videos and the updates (and click “Like it” please!).
If you have any question, please ask them in the comment section of the blog below, that way we can all answer each other and profit from the answers.
Remember that here you can buy the Carme blouse pattern.And now, let start the show! I’m going to show you 3 style variations you can make easily to your blouse. Last week I received some comments and mails asking me to show how to make them and I thought it would be a good idea to make a small video for each.And before the variations, you might want to look at the inspiration file I gathered on Pinterest: gathered front for maternity wear, square yoke, plain front piece…
Carme Sew-Along: schedule and what you’ll need…
I’m very happy to make a Sew-Along for the Carme blouse, and with videos! How great is that? I think it’s going to be really cool and easy for you to follow (and you won’t have to read a 10 km long post everyday other day, hehe). The other good thing is that all the videos will be available indefinitely, so even if you can’t join right now, you’ll be able to access them here on the blog or through Youtube.Let’s talk about the schedule. As you might want to buy fabric (and maybe make a muslin), I’ll give you more than a full week to gather the tools and material for the Carme blouse. Here is the schedule:
Monday, March 3rd: inspiration and variation
Monday, March 10th: Cut the fabric
Wednesday, March 12th: Pin tucks
Friday, March 14th: Yoke and placket
Monday, March 17th: French seams
Wednesday, March 19th: Sleeves
Friday, March 21st: Collar
Monday, March 24th: Hem
Wendesday, March 26th: Buttonholes
Monday, April 7th: Your Carme Party!!!
You can start collecting your material right now, here’s what you’ll need:
- Lightweight woven fabric such as cotton voile, lawn, batiste,dotted swiss, chiffon, linen, chambray…
- Fabric (150 cm wide): 1,7 m (60″ wide: 1,9 yard)
- Fabric (115 cm wide): 2 m (45″ wide: 2 1/4 yards)
- 10 small buttons
- matching thread
- optional: fusible interfacing for the collar if your fabric is too light on its own (20 x 50 cm or 19,7″ x 7,9″)
And here is the Sew-Along button (Click right on the image to save it):