Linen Look Viscose Blouse by Geraldine Gorman

Ann Marie contacted me and asked me if I would make an item of clothing and write a blog using her 100% viscose in a solid colour. We discussed at length what pattern would show off this beautiful fabric. I eventually decided on my old favourite, Butterick B6378. I must say I was a little apprehensive as up until now I have used patterned fabric and have avoided plains, probably for fear of it showing up mistakes in my sewing! I decided that this was the time to bite the bullet and I looked forward to receiving my gifted fabric from Ann Marie.

This fabric is 100% viscose and has a lovely linen look texture with a beautiful drape. It was easy to work with, although ravelled a lot at the edges. I had considered doing french seams but then got lazy and tried out overlocking them instead. When pressed I was very happy with this finish. 

I made my usual size 12 with no alterations apart from shortening the blouse by a couple of inches. As I was making up the blouse I remembered a photo I had pinned on Pinterest with a similar white top and linen trousers. I set about looking for a trouser pattern and fabric to replicate the look and came up with the Style arc Tully trousers and Irish Linen and Tensel fabric also from Craftystudio. I am delighted with the finished look. 

The blouse feels beautiful to wear against the skin. Perfect for warm summer days. It’s so good to have some me made neutrals in my wardrobe. I will definitely be making more. 

Thank you for reading my blog. Hope you find it helpful. Geraldine Find me on instagram @backtosew20 

The fabrics used for geraldines blouse can be found here, and is available in white, beige, ochre, grey and black. There is a video on my IGTV @craftystudio.ie showing the drape and fall of the fabric. The Irish Linen Tencel blend can be found here. This fabric was made in Ireland and is a blend of Linen and Tencel.