Swallows Blouse

swallow print threads blouse


There was recently a sale at New Threads, Weyhill Fairground and I was particularly taken with this lovely print of Swallows on a dark Salmon background. At £5 per metre, I purchased just 2.25 metres and using a Red thread made up the fabric in my TNT blouse pattern. The pattern is a hack from Style 1441 and instructions from “Threads” magazine on how to convert a yoked blouse to a classic blouse design.

As usual I added a patch pocket which has some additional decorative top-stitching. There was sufficient fabric to make a long-sleeved version with my usual extended length into a shaped hemline.

The spots on the fabric are in shades of Winter White, Light Salmon Pink and Burgundy, the latter matches well some trousers in my wardrobe thus I have a easily co-ordinated outfit.