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Sewing Adrienne Blouse by Friday Pattern Company

by Jen Legg
Jen Legg in adrianne bouse

Getting to know Good Fabric

It’s always great to support online fabric stores. Especially ones you know are doing their research and supplying sustainable fabrics that are good for our planet and the people making them.

It’s also great that Polina, who has a wealth of knowledge from the fashion industry made this leap of faith during the first lockdown when she was made redundant.

I became aware of Good Fabric when we both tested the #hhlennox by Homer and Howells. We got chatting, I was at a loose end with my salon being closed so I asked if I could do a sewing blog for her. In case you are wondering, here is my version of Lennox jumpsuit sewing pattern in floral print, but do check our Polina’s blog about testing this pattern

Lets dive into my journey of sewing Adrienne Blouse…

jen legg wearing floral jumpsuit

Adrienne blouse sewing pattern

I choose Crinkle Cotton in Powder as I’m obsessed with pink and I thought the structure would be a challenge to make up. I received 2 metres of it, the fabric is narrow due to the elastic but I ironed it rightly or wrongly to stretch it a little before I cut into it.

I took me ages to decide on a pattern, eventually I choose the simple shape of Adriene Blouse by Friday Pattern Company. It is a  great beginner friendly jersey sewing pattern which can be sewn using zigzag or lightning stitch or if you have an overlocker too.

adrienne blouse sewing pattern

Few sewing details

To try and get the even finish of the elastic stripes cut into a straight line prior cutting pattern pieces. The best thing about this Adrienne Blouse pattern is the pattern pieces are mainly square.

I also choose to hem fold under and sew on the top of the fabric to make the channels for the elastic on the sleeves, to give an even stitch line on the exterior.

I always use these plastic clips when using the overlocker nowadays after having a very expensive accident sewing over a pin, so be warned.

Jen Legg in adrianne bouse

How to finish overlocker threads

To create a neat finish continue sewing with the overlocker so you will end up with 4 tails of overlocker thread. Thread using a darning needle sew it back along into the seam to secure the joint and give a really neat finish. Continue to do this until the front neckline is completed.

With the remnants I am going to match to a woven fabric to use for a back panel in a top or dress  can you imagine the time saved not having to spend all that time shirring!


Few words about GOTS organic certification

I can highly recommend it is the most softest fabric and it’s super comfortable  and warm to wear. Whilst also knowing it has Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organically grown fibers.

More importantly, GOTS means safe working conditions, no discrimination and no child labour. GOTS approved products have the entire supply chain verified, from harvesting through production, processing, manufacturing and labelling.

Another great thing is the fact it doesn’t need ironing too!

Jen Legg in adrienne blouse sleeve detail

by Jen Legg

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