Amy Hindman from Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop has knocked it out of the park with another fantastic pattern!
I was part of the testing group for the new Barcelona Blouse from Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop. The blouse has two sleeve options – sleeveless and tulip sleeves. I made the sleeveless version, but I plan on making one with sleeves soon, as well!
I tested the women’s size large, and I did not have to make any adjustments to the pattern at all. The pattern is drafted for the standard 5’5″ and I am 5’9, and the shirt is plenty long. I made the large based on my measurements (I have a very large chest). I did not grade to a medium through the waist and hips, but I still feel like the blouse fits and hangs just fine.
The Peek-A-Boo Barcelona Blouse is a perfect summer staple! The first version I made from this blue/green diamond patterned quilting cotton. I was teaching myself how to make piping when I made it, so I included some between the upper and lower bodice. I also added the same color bias tape to the arm holes to add another bit of detail.
The second version I made out of a lightweight white satin with black double pinstripes. I made the stripes horizontal on the upper bodice and vertical on the lower portion to add a little interest (and to avoid having to try to match those stripes – yikes!). This version is light, airy, and feels like I’m wearing a camisole or something similar.
This blouse is versatile and can be worn to multiple places with different levels of formality. I could very easily wear it with a pair of nice slacks for work, or dressed down with a pair of denim shorts, and it would look just as nice.
The Barcelona Blouse is very easy to put together. You can print the pattern, tape it together, and have a completed blouse in an evening!
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This is the first finish from my Finish-A-Long Quarter 3 Project List.