I really enjoyed sewing two Suun blouses during that pattern testing phase, but I found them to be a bit on the wide side. I didn’t know if blending from a size 40 bust/waist to a size 42 hips would work.
I did the blending and it is perfect!
Let’s talk about fabric
Fall is around the corner. Mornings are crisp whereas afternoons can be hot. I bought these microfiber and viscose coupons last June (Coupons de Saint Pierre).
They didn’t stay long on the shelves (*self-congratulations*). I used the microfiber for the main and a tiny bit of viscose for the yoke lining. Because I’m not so fond of hand-sewing, I also shot a tutorial for using the burrito method on the Suun blouse.
The microfiber has that fall vibe I was looking for. It matches the FB group “Sewing contest and Sew-alongs”‘ theme, which is TRANSITION.
My fall Suun
So here’s my transition Suun blouse. Some long sleeves, but lightweight fabric. It was my first time sewing microfiber and I know that my sewing machine can be temperamental with some fabrics, but everything went smoothly.
I can’t sew without making at least one mistake! I vaguely remembered that I had shortened my sleeves during testing. But I was too lazy to find.read my notes so I chopped 8cm…rookie mistake, the sleeves eneded up being too short!
Instead of unpicking and cutting new longer sleeves, I chose to add some cuffs. And I do love how it enhances the gathers at the wrists. I may sew another Suun blouse with an even wider cuff and more gathers…
About gathers. Whatever I do, I can’t get them to be distributed evenly. Do you have a trick to share? So far, I’ve done 1 row in the seam allowance and one outside, 2 rows inside+1 row outside…to no avail!!!