When I saw this blouse it was love at first sight ! And you seemed to love it as well. Therefore, Angélique gently prepared a tutorial to make the lovely pleats. I thank her a lot and invite you to discover her blog.
So, here is Angélique’s tutorial for the flat pleats Cézembre blouse 🙂
Cézembre blouse with flats pleats Le Jardin d’Eden et Robin Garment realized in size EU 38
> Cut the back piece making the curved line a straight line > Cut the front piece the same way but reduce the height by approximatively 3 1/2” (9 cm)
> Cut a 36” x 3” (92 cm x 7 cm) fabric strip for the front bottom and two 21” x 2” (53 cm x 5 cm) others fabric strips for the sleeves. > Topstitch on the length and make a fold > Make 3/4” (2cm) flat pleats (use a ruler and an iron)
> With right sides together, stitch the pleats strip on the bottom front piece > Topstitch on the right side of the fabric to hold the strip
> Stitch the shoulder seam > With right sides together, pin the pleats strip on the armhole making sure to place the center strip on the shoulder seam. Stitch with a 3/8” seam allowance > With right sides together, stitch the front and back pieces with a 3/8” seam allowance > Neaten the armhole with a biais binding > Topstitch on the right side of the fabric
> Neaten the neckline and bottom back piece with a biais binding.
Releasing a new pattern always comes with a lot of excitement. But this feeling is strongly increased today since it is not one but two new patterns that we are releasing ! Let’s introduce what we worked on lately: the Lisbonne dress pattern and the Tanger Jacket pattern.
The Lisbonne dress is a chic and casual garment at the same time, summer y or festive. Choose a stylish jacket and stilettos for a chic outfit, or a pair of sandals and a cardigan for a walk. The off the shoulder sleeves bring the garment its touch of sophistication and the knit fabric (with elasthanne/lycra !) the confort. Dress version or skirt and crop top version, it is up to you !
The Tanger jacket is a light summer jacket, with a bit of a safari jacket side. Its look, modern and simple as the same time, is enhanced thanks to nice details: elaborate pockets, decorative shoulder tabs, useful sleeve tabs to roll up sleeves give a touch of sophistication. The jacket is not lined. In order to have a beautiful garment with a perfect finish, it is highly recommended to use a bias tape to finish the seams.
Big news here ! Anne Ka Couture is changing its name and becomes Anne Kerdilès Couture !
You’ve been a lot to give us your opinion and suggestions for the new name. So, thank you for your involvement ! Many of you proposed to simply take my name for the new branding. The new trademark is therefore:
Anne Kerdilès Couture
Logo and domain name will be changed within a few days. The shop is of course still open meanwhile.
Only the brand name changes. Sewing patterns, their name, packaging, illustrations… remain totally unchanged !
Spring is here and with it comes the brand new Anne Ka Couture pattern: the Milan blouse! And since good news never come alone, I am glad to show you our nice printed patterns on a brand new website 🙂
Let’s start with the Milan blouse pattern that is a nice springtime top. It has shoulder yokes where you can put a little flounce that brings all its sophistication to the pattern. The back has a low cut neckline and sleeves are gathered. The pattern has two different versions: view A with 3/4 length sleeves with beveled cuffs, ans view B with nice cap sleeves.