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I don’t usually combine modern and vintage patterns together, but these two went together very nicely. This version of Sencha was my first draft and is my wearable muslin. It turned out surprisingly more wearable than I thought. The skirt was made out of black linen and is from vintage Simplicity 4254, a 1940s skirt that I’ve made once before.
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Sencha Blouse Pattern Review
Pattern Review: Sencha from Colette Patterns, keyhole neckline view
Pattern Description: Simple, versatile blouse perfect for creative embellishment, with deep tucks at the front and back waist for a loose but curvy shape great for tucking in.
Pattern Sizing: 0-18. I made a size 4.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The pattern was really easy to sew. I really like how you don’t have to set in sleeves.
Fabric Used: Cotton/polyester blend for the self.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I sewed the seams together, and serged the seams for a clean finish. Other than that, the pattern came together very smoothly.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes. I have a Sencha blouse that is waiting for buttons to be sewn on.
Conclusion A highly successful project, one that I will make again and again.