I am so excited to introduce my newest women’s pattern, the Roscoe Blouse and Dress! This pattern came from the fact that I am currently obsessed with all things boho and 70’s inspired. With it’s billowy sleeves, gathered neckline, and large ruffled hems, this pattern is filling that void in my fall wardrobe.
View A is the blouse version of this pattern. Like the other two views, it has raglan sleeves and a gathered neckline. There is a slit at the neck’s center front, creating a flattering v shape along with neckties that you can either leave open or tie into a bow. The sleeves hit a couple of inches above the wrist and the hem of the blouse is finished off in a simple narrow hem.
I love the loose, comfortable ease of this top. I am currently pairing it with skinny jeans and boots, although I am on the hunt for the perfect pair of flare jeans to wear with it for a truly 70s inspired outfit.
I think that View B is the most versatile of the three options. The length allows it to be worn as either a mini dress or a tunic depending on your preference. The top portion of the dress is identical to the blouse, but the bottom of the dress has an added ruffle.
I can see this paired with thick tights and boots for a fall / winter ensemble or made up in a gauzy lace for the warmer months. Either way I love wearing this dress. It is so easy to throw on for days when I want to feel feminine and put together, but with all the ease and comfort I could want.
View C is the most dramatic of the views with it’s mid-calf hem and wide ruffle. I prefer to wear it with a belt, but I think it would be beautiful and quite the statement piece without it.
The pattern calls for lightweight woven fabrics with movement. This could include anything from silk crepe de chine and rayon challis, to cotton gauze and voile. Stiffer fabrics will create more structure while the ones with more drape will hug your curves.
View A was sewn up in a rose colored silk crepe de chine from Chic fabrics, View B was also made in a silk crepe de chine, this time from ebay, and View C is sewn with rayon challis from Imagine Gnats.
The difficulty of the pattern is marked as advanced beginner. Techniques that you will use during construction include gathering, bias binding, and sewing a front facing. There will be a sewalong for the Roscoe Blouse / Dress the week of October 19th for anyone who wants more detailed help. More info. on the schedule for that coming tomorrow.
You can buy the Roscoe Blouse / Dress pdf sewing pattern for 20% off now through this Sunday, October 11th at midnight EST with the code LAUNCHWEEK at checkout. You can buy this pattern by clicking here or through the link in the dropdown menu at the top of this page.