Skill Level: Intermediate
Blog: Meg Made This
Her Post: Summer Sencha
What fabric did you use?The first time I saw this fabric it captivated my attention. On my second trip to the store I just had to have it. It’s a chartreuse silk with a spinach-colored flower design done in a raised nap. It’s the perfect drape for a blouse and yet has the print detail of a quilting cotton.
How did you decide to reflect your personal style in the pattern? I chose the Sencha pattern because its simplicity showcases the fabric beautifully, yet its pleats and construction make for a detailed, feminine blouse. I also got to play around with the finishing–scalloping the hem and sleeves and even the seam allowances. I was unconvinced of my ability to button the back buttons (I’m just not that flexible), so I added a side zip and skipped the back buttons altogether.
What thoughts do you have about the project? I love the end results! This is a great blouse for work yet chic enough to wear with jeans around town. I will definitely be making this again!