Finished - a pared down Helmi

A week or two back I shared this sweet little project on the Stitch 56 blog - it's definitely a favourite! 


It's the Named Clothing Helmi blouse, sans the 'trench details' - no shoulder flaps or cape, and no sleeve buckles. 




The fabric is an Atelier Brunette cotton in Blue-Black Shine - lovely to sew with, a cream with a very hint of blush as the base colour. It does crease a little but I still adore it. I felt that with a slightly sheer and more crisp cotton the shirt would be better pared back - those trench details would look great in a solid drapey fabric, like a silk or rayon.


I'm very impressed with the pattern, so pleased with the fit. Miraculously I fit into a single size - no triangle blending for me on this one. I made a small FSA of 1cm and thats it!



Pop over to Stitch 56 and have a read a few tips to perfect the collar and the placket. I love this pattern and it's covered button placket (perfect if you practice buttonhole-advoidance like myself).










Comments

  1. This is so cute! I love the fabric and all the design choices you made on the shirt!!

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    1. Thanks so much! It's definitely a firm favourite!

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  2. two words : Love It + another two : Want One !

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    1. I think it's right up your sartorial alley!

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  3. A hidden button placket! This is something I've wanted to try for a while :) The shirt is gorgeous - love the fabric!

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    1. It's the second one I've made, and it worked an absolute treat, very easy, and even easier if I'd thought to using a pressing jig!

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  4. Really cute shirt. But, are you really gonna show us those fab shoes and not mention the brand?

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    1. Haha, sorry to take so long to reply - they're from an Australian company called Bared!

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  5. That collar is on point! Love this shirt. :)

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