Peek-A-Boo Barcelona Blouse Pattern Testing

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.

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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.

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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!

Head over to Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop to get your own Barcelona Blouse you will not regret it, I promise!  Save 15% through end of day Friday (7/15).

Curious about other Peek-A-Boo patterns?

Check out Peek-A-Boo Sun Kissed Tee Pattern Review and Peek-A-Boo Bahama Mama Peplum Tankini


This is the first finish from my Finish-A-Long Quarter 3 Project List.

4 thoughts on “Peek-A-Boo Barcelona Blouse Pattern Testing

  1. Hi Amy, Both versions of your Barcelona Blouse turned out really nice! I like the sleeveless version best, but maybe that’s because the weather is so hot right now! Thanks for sharing your photos! Blessings, Janet

  2. Impressive all the garment sewing you do! Thanks for joining in the FAL on behalf of the cohosts!

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