The Nina Blouse Blog Tour

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!

4 thoughts on “The Nina Blouse Blog Tour

  1. Angela Burgett

    Your Nina is so delicate and pretty! The pops of pretty floral bias that coordinate with her bows are absolute perfection.


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