The Jasmine blouse is cut on the bias, which makes it stretch to fit your body. We specially designed this top so that you wouldn’t have to fiddle with any closures. There are so many different color combinations you could use for this top! To get you on the right path, let’s talk about some fabrics that would work well.
The best choice of fabric for the Jasmine blouse is a lightweight fabric. Look for fabrics with a soft drape. When you hold the fabric, notice how it falls away from your hand. If it hangs straight down and pulls in a little bit, like it wants to hide, it has a soft drape. If it hangs away from your hand, it has a stiff drape. A lightweight fabric works well because there are several overlapping seams at the neckline, which can be bulky in a heavier fabric. It’s also great because it will move with your body better than a heavy fabric.
Types of fabric
For our photo shoot, we used a silk crepe de chine and a silk/cotton blend. Both are lightweight fabrics. They definitely feel different but have a soft drape. If you’re looking for something a bit more casual, consider rayon. Rayon is a breathable fabric that comes in many colors and prints. It tends to have a soft drape and feels really nice. If cotton is your go-to fabric, try to find something lighter than quilting cotton. I suggest this because quilting cotton is more of a medium weight fabric, and will hang away from your body. Look in the apparel section of your fabric store for cotton fabric.
Some fun ideas for the Jasmine:
- swiss dot fabric with a coordinating collar in a solid color
- a solid color shirt, but use a sheer fabric in the same color for the collar
- a fun floral fabric for the shirt and a solid fabric for the collar
- striped fabric for a nautical look (this will be a bit difficult to match up stripes, so take your time!)
If you’re planning on making this blouse, what fabrics will you choose? Any other ideas?
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