My second make of 2020 is also a project I cut out months ago! I still have one more to go before I am caught up with my sewing from last year. I am sharing my Liesl and Co Gelato blouse today. This pattern has a blouse and a dress pattern included. The dress is very different from the blouse with short sleeves, plain back and welt pockets. I bought the pattern for the blouse. I love a button back detail and I thought the peplum was so cute. The pattern actually has a ruffle that attaches to the sleeve. I decided not to include it while I was sewing, though. I knew I wouldn’t be able to layer a sweater over this top easily with that sleeve and also felt the blouse didn’t need it.
I used stardust double gauze in forest by Atelier Brunette. I thought the color was a really lovely shade of green and loved the gold embroidered dots. I have seen all different colorways of this fabric on my instagram feed and finally splurged on some for myself. I found this fabric fairly easy to sew. The neckline has a bias facing and that’s the only part I’m not thrilled with. It’s fine but it’s not perfect. Hence the Kylie and the Machine Imperfectly Perfect label I sewed there. I wish I used some starch to stiffen the fabric a little.
I made the smallest size with no adjustments. I’m pretty pleased with the fit but I would probably adjust the dart placement next time.
As I said before, I love the button back detail. I used gold buttons I found at Joanns. The button holes are functional but not necessary for me to open to get the top on. The placket between the second and third button down sometimes pops out. I think it happened when I put the blouse on but it happens a little with wear too. I noticed it in some of my photos. I photographed this blouse twice because of it. It might be from where I placed the buttonhole. I plan to stitch that part to keep it closed so I don’t have to worry.
I really like this top and would definitely make another.