This is the LE101- Drapey blouse. It can be made with sleeves and a collar, or as a collarless tank (as shown here). Both versions have a draped back, and a button front. There is some possibility for mixing the designs together for a collared tank, too. And lots of potential for fabric blocking between the yoke and the bodice. I really like the way this pattern came together. The yoke is lined so there is no need for fussy bias tape binding (ugh). The fit is pretty great on me. I'm not entirely sold on the drapy tail (and we all know I'm normally pro-tail), but now that its Me Made May and the weather is warm, I will have more chances to see if it wears well. I made the standard length, and I have reasonable bum coverage. I was expecting it to be shorter, but I like this better.
gray linen from Joann. I like the drape of the linen with the fancy back, but it could stand to be a little bit thinner. I recently discovered there is such a thing as shirt buttons (live and learn) I got mine from Fleishman's on Fabric Row.
While we're on the topic of Philadelphia, I did not make these pants, but I really want to make a better version of these pants. A version that doesn't shimmy down as I walk forcing me to wear a really tight belt, or stop every 3 paces so I can hitch them up again. Luckily, I just finished the Pattern Making 1 class at Made Studios, so now I can make whatever I want. Made Studios is a Philadelphia sewing studio/incubator of American made fashion. The Made Studios' program is heavily influenced by the (capital F) Fashion programs at the local universities, but this private program allows people with some self-taught skills (ahem, me) to take classes a la carte. If you are local, you should check it out (or follow them on instagram @made_studios). Made has some amazing offerings like tailoring, draping, and couture methods (for real!) all with very experienced instructors. If a single day in the city is more you speed, try one of Made's workshops. In January I made some vague promises to myself to invest in myself, and Made has been a worthwhile and fulfilling return on that investment. (Here is a peak at the most exciting muslin I've ever made.) Okay, I'll stop gushing now.
Pattern: LE101 Drapey Blouse by Lilith & Eve (on instagram @lilithandevepatterns)
Fabric: Black Papyrus Slub Linen from Joann Fabrics