This was my first Adrienne Blouse from Friday Pattern Company (you can see my second version here) and all I can say is that it was love at first s
leeve sight. I seriously love this top and the opportunities the enormous sleeves provide for hiding snacks and contraband in.
The fit is great. I used the pattern instructions to make a FBA to the front bodice and though I should have shortened the elastic in the shoulders a bit more, I am happy with the overall result. The pattern is quick and easy to make up as it’s just one bodice piece, one sleeve piece and the neckband – so great for an evening project or a super quick pirate costume…
I made it using some viscose jersey that I bought as a remnant from Stoff + Stil when it opened in Darmstadt a year or two ago. It was one of those purchases where I had zero plan for it, but I had just the place for it in my wildly out-of-control fabric stash.
Come to think of it, this is a whole outfit of remnants actually! My skirt is a simple half circle skirt with a yoga band (self-drafted if using the Mood Fabrics circle skirt calculator counts!) in a Ponte Di Roma fabric from Swafing. I wish this hadn’t just been a remnant because it is such lovely quality and I’ve not had any luck finding good Ponte Di Roma since!
There’s nothing about either the skirt or the top that a beginner couldn’t manage (assuming they were willing to give sewing with knits a go) and they are both pieces that can be worn together or with a variety of other outfits.
I think the Adrienne Blouse might be in my top 3 favourite patterns, i’m planning to make a Natalie Ebaugh-inspired Adrienne Blouse/Lucida Dress mashup with it next!
Pattern: Adrienne Blouse
Designer: Friday Pattern Company
Designed for: Knits
Fabric choice: Bamboo jersey
Size: S (My measurements are – Height: 159cm/5’2, Bust: 88cm, Waist 73cm, Hips 96cm)
Modifications: Shortened the elastic length in the shoulders, FBA
Difficulties or future changes: Shorten the neckband to accommodate extra stretch in bamboo lycra.
Recommend for: Confident beginners