Sewn: Leschi Blouse in Windowpane Crepe
I love when a fabric and a pattern come together so perfectly! I purchased a few yards of this very lightweight white and navy windowpane crepe from Indie Sew over the summer and had been waiting for sewing inspiration to strike. The fabric is incredibly lightweight and has a very slight stretch across the grain. Personally, I like a woven fabric with a natural stretch because it allows for body movement.
The Leschi Blouse by Straight Stitch Designs has a very interesting shawl collar and an oversized boxy shape. The curved back hem is longer than the front and nicely covers the bum. This makes the shirt ideal for wearing with skinny jeans or leggings.
I tested this pattern for Kimberly, the SSD designer, and learned a lot about how pattern fit is perfected through the tester feedback. She was very thoughtful and listened to all critique about the shape of the pattern pieces for women on the higher end of her size range and made adjustments throughout testing. I have been extremely happy with my final garment that I made during testing and this is actually my second Leschi!
I've recently started focusing on perfecting fit and sewing my favorite patterns several times. It has really encouraged me to be more thoughtful about my sewing and fabric buying. Do you sew a pattern more than once?