The Datura is a simple woven top with either triangular cutouts at the neckline, a regular neckline or a pan collar. What it lacks – and I plan on remedying that in future versions – is a sleeve option.
The fabric I chose is the Lisa Comfort Elderflower Print fabric you can find here. Back in November I was in London and had the opportunity to visit Sew Over It in Islington. There I could feel the fabric firsthand and it actually is one of the softest lightest cottons I have ever felt (and worn).
But let’s get down to business, shall we?
Then it’s time to make the top part of the blouse. On the front and on the back with rights sides together stitch the arm- and neckline.
To attach the front to the back put the front into the back and stitch the straps together.
Sew the darts on the front piece and attach it to the top part (top fabric only). Fold the edge of the lining and topstitch in place to give a nice finish to the inside.
Apart from the little issue at the back (will need to do a slight swayback adjustment in the future) I love love love the Datura Blouse. It fits me nicely and the fabric is so lightweight that it feels like I am not wearing anything at all. I will definitely make more and try different versions too.
Even the cutouts turned out nicely!
Oh, and before I forget: I made the recommended size for my measurements without a FBA and it was perfectly fine.
That’s it. Happy Sewing!