Nova Blouse

I can’t believe I forgot to share this blouse in here! This one is, very likely, one of my favourite makes.

This was not the first time I made the Nova pattern from StraightGrain Patterns (you can check here) and ever since I wanted to try the honeycomb pleats version, as I adore the effect it lends to a garment. So, I finally made it last Autumn (yes, that long ago!).




I made a size 7, without changes but instead used the ¾ sleeves from the Feliz pattern, also from StraightGrain Patterns. The other small change I made, was adding lace to the sleeve hem, for an extra girly touch… okay, and also because you know how much I love lace and couldn’t resist it.




The fabric is a vayella from Ratucos in a beautiful mauve colour that worked well for this project even for the honeycomb pleats.




I liked this pattern already, but I confess this version is my favourite and I’m already planning a summer version.




The thing is, M wants to wear jeans more often now and I thought that with a girly blouse it would be practical, as she prefers, but still elegant and girly and I like how it looks. I think it works great for both of us this way. 😊




I still have more makes from 2017 to share but, now that I seem to have started to feel inspired and motivated again, hopefully will share some new year makes soon. 😉