Felix and Isabelle Liberty Blouse
reflection it has been altered somewhat from the original pattern hence the rather boring title. The title may be boring but the blouse is anything but! This particular Liberty fabric is loud in the extreme. It came in two colourways. The second is more muted greens and oranges but I liked this one best. The fabric is Liberty Tana Lawn, Felix and Isabelle. I had been admiring it from a safe distance every time I visited Fabric Vision all summer. When they had a 25% off storewide sale recently, I could look no longer. I bought 1.5m and wasn't sure what pattern I wanted to use but new what I really wanted to achieve. It had to be simple and have a boho vibe but still look modern. This particular print lends itself to modern styling unlike a lot of Liberty fabrics.
For the most part, my pattern is Sewaholic Oakridge. The sleeves have however been modified. I added width to the sleeves and lowered the arm scythe. I then straightened the sleeve underarm seam so I could gather it into a band below the elbow.
I had intended to have a tunic style straight hem but once I had the blouse to try on stage I changed my mind. For some reason it just looked odd. I found the perfect purply pink buttons in my stash to finish it off.
I love my new blouse. The fabric is lovely to wear. As luxurious as silk is, I really prefer cotton and this fabric is a good balance of luxury and practicality.
Please note, the crease in the photo above is not a reflection of the fit of the top. I wore a cotton knit camisole underneath when I took this photo to make changing in public a little more decent and the blouse managed to snag on it for some reason.
These photos were taken at Akaroa over the last weekend (Easter). The artist statue above is a sculpture of Charles Meryon (1821-1868), Lieutenant and artist on French naval ship Le Rhin.