Thursday, February 8, 2018
The Nina Blouse by Coffee and Thread Patterns
Hi! I'm excited to share my Nina Blouses by Olga of Coffee and Thread. I love the sweet style and the clean finishes!
The Nina Blouse has two sleeve lengths (cap or scalloped sleeves and long sleeves), a peter pan or scalloped collar, six pintucks, and optional bow or tie. It comes in sizes 12 months to 12 years. The pattern can be printed in layers with a home printer. The pattern pieces fit together beautifully (and have notches to help align everything) and the instructions contain diagrams and useful text and descriptions.
I tested the size 9 for Ansley. She measures between an 8 and 9 in the chest. I used this pretty green chambray from The Stash. During the testing process the outer shoulder seam was moved out a little from these pictures. The sleeves went in nicely without puckers, which always makes me happy. I chose to use french seams on this one because I was too lazy to rethread my serger. (it has black thread in it and I had a project planned needing black thread). I love the way the placket is finished! We used simple snaps (that didn't set very well so I might end up replacing them) because the avocado buttons she picked weren't a perfect color match and she wanted to use them for a different item (tbd).
The second blouse is also a size 9 (with the shoulder seam adjustment). Ansley lucked out that there was enough fabric left over from my pockets and her (unblogged triangle pencil pouch) for this blouse. This fabric is from Camelot Fabrics and has been in The Stash since right before Hancock Fabrics closed. She picked the scalloped collar and the cap sleeves. I love the way arm holes are bound on the cap sleeved versions. She also picked these star buttons when we were at Joann. I used leftover bias tape from my Bryce Cargos so this is extra matchy. Haha. I again used french seams.
Ansley's friend was over after her piano lessons and agreed to be in some pictures with Ansley since there is a very small window of light in the winter after school. I love that the blouse matches her shoes!
The Nina Blouse is on sale for $6.50 for a limited time! I need to sew Lisbon one and I'm thinking of sewing Ansley an Alice in Wonderland colored one for her Millionaire Club at school. I also can't stop thinking about the beautiful versions in the testing group!
Thanks for stopping by!!