The cold shoulder look is quite trendy right now and I wanted to be part of it. Now to tell the truth I tried it once in a knit style and wasn’t thrilled with the result at all. This time I went with a woven blouse look. The pattern of choice was Simplicity 8131. This blouse calls for soft fabrics: lawn, soft cottons and crepe de chine. Well, I had a beautiful Mood Fabrics’ crepe de chine (poly) and thought it might be a fun look for this style. If you want another print or a solid or a silk – Mood Fabrics’ has an amazing selection of crepe de chine. I went with the sleeves and length of View F, the bow from View A and the hem of View A. That is the great thing about sewing, you can make it just like you want it.
French seams were the finish of choice on my blouse and there were just a few of those. The side, lower armscye, and shoulder seam, making it very simple.
Now for the other seams, the pattern does include nice bias facings for the cold shoulder openings
I did have to work with my machine’s tension to get a nice seam for the poly crepe de chine
I really enjoyed the process of sewing this blouse, it had simple seaming but some challenges with the bias facings and ties. I am still on the fence on how I feel on the cold shoulder look for me but will give this a try.
Is there a trend you want to try for this season?