Today is my turn at the Nina Blouse Bog Tour!
The Nina Blouse is the most recent pattern by Coffee and Thread, with a vintage look, for girls from 12 months up to 12 years.
The blouse has two cap sleeve options, long sleeves and two collar options. I like the scalloped cap sleeve and collar options, but F preferred to keep it simple and asked for the peter pan collar and regular cap sleeves. There is also an optional front bow/tie for sizes 4 and up, but then again F said she would preferred without! I think it would look cute…
One of my favourite features are the shoulder tucks. I really find those adorable and makes the blouse having a lovely drape.
Although F’s chest measurements are those of a size 6, I made a straight size 8 according to her height. I didn’t made any changes but added piping to the cap sleeve as I believe it adds a nice contrast.
The fabric used is a very light swiss dot in white, with pink dots that is very hard to photograph. I even used a darker backdrop than my usual, but still I found it hard to photograph. I had this fabric in my stash for some time now and worked very well with this pattern.
For the piping, fabric covered buttons and bias biding I used a scrap of Liberty that makes a nice contrast but unfortunately didn’t have enough to make piping for the collar. I really love the detail of the Liberty bias… even if it’s not visible while wearing 😉
The blouse was a pleasure to sew, no issues at all and I enjoyed the peculiar way of stitching the neck bias. I was a bit unsure at first, as I’ve never used that method, but it worked really well.
Until 19th March you can get your pattern with 20% off using the code NINAPATTERNTOUR 😊
Thank you so much for having me on the Tour Claudia and Olga!
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