Sewing a Simple Linen Blouse – Pattern from Ottobre Design Magazine

This week I finally got around to making myself something new for #memademay!

This linen top is a new pattern in the 2/2015 issue of Ottobre Design. It’s the first thing I’ve sewn from this issue and I absolutely love it. I’ve never had a linen top before and I had no idea how cool and comfortable the fabric would be. The fabric is actually a linen blend from The Fabric Market.  It has a tiny bit of polyester which gives it a slight sheen and reduces the wrinkling a little.

The design of this top is really interesting. It’s meant to be a bit tight around the hips (the linen doesn’t stretch, mind you). At first that bothered me. But then I noticed how nicely the top draped and bloused above the hips. It’s perfect. There are also 3 pleats on the left shoulder. A very nice touch.

Have you ever tried to photograph yourself??? It’s not easy. LOL.

Anyway, have you noticed that our giveaway this week is also an issue of Ottobre Design Magazine? You have until Monday night to enter, don’t miss it!

So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.

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Happy Sewing,

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  1. I love your top! I’ve been taking part of Me Made May this year and have realized how many gaps I have in my wardrobe that need to be filled. This pattern is going to have to go on my list of spring sewing I think! 🙂

  2. Hi, love linen too !! I just made a jumper for same fabric. Does Ottobre magazine have separate patterns or are they all over laid?

  3. Allison Babcock says:

    Such a petty shirt! I love the pleats on the shoulder–were they hard to do?I’m always intimidated by things like that.

  4. Julie Stocker says:

    I think it’s so much fun sewing for ourselves, but sadly it’s the last thing that ever happens. I always find an excuse to do one more thing that ‘needs’ to be done. I’m going to try to do one wearable item this week. Thanks for the inspiration today.

    Julie @ Pink Doxies

  5. I would love to make this top. I have some super soft linen, pre washed and ready to be made into a simple top. This is perfect.
    Can you buy just this pattern from them or do you have to look for the magazine it was in?

  6. I love this shirt and the fabric I tried the link to it but it seems to be broken can u help…thank you

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