November 24, 2014

I am blessed to have some really amazing testers.  I love seeing what others create with my patterns and find it so inspiring.  I thought that it would be fun to share some Sutton Blouse creations from a few of my testers along with their thoughts.


Caroline from Sewaholic / Blackbird Fabrics

“The Sutton Blouse is such a versatile pattern! I love the loose fit and yoke detail. It can be dressed up tucked into a pencil skirt, or casual and comfortable paired with jeans and loafers. The yoke gives you the opportunity to play with sheerness or color blocking!” – Caroline



Meghan from Made By Meg

“I love sewing with light and drapey fabrics, but the rayon challis I used had a horrible tendency to wrinkle. Next time I’m going to try this in a silk or poly blend!” – Meg


Heather of Where Heather Grows

“I am really loving this blouse. It’s so easy to throw on with jeans, and it’s nicer than a plain old t-shirt. It also goes really nice with a big chunky cardigan over top, and I’m wondering how it might look over top of something long-sleeved, but I haven’t tried it yet. I love how it’s loose but also how it curves in at the sides to flatter my shape. And I am totally digging the length of the kimono sleeves.” – Heather


Carrie from Carrie in Stitches

“I really love the modern clean shape and easy lines of this blouse. I gave myself a little challenge and sewed it using silk chiffon. It was my first time using such a tricky fabric but I love the finished product and think it is the perfect pattern for shifty silk. Love love love!” – Carrie


Man I love these ladies!  So much talent.

*The above versions of the Sutton Blouse were sewn up during the testing phase and the current pattern has a bit less ease in the width and the neckline has been raised by 1/4″.

I am currently working on a tunic length variation of the Sutton Blouse and will hopefully be able to share that with you guys soon!

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  • Reply maddie November 24, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    I love Carrie’s version! Way to go chica!

  • Reply Ginger November 24, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    I hadn’t even considered using a sheer yoke, but Caroline’s is so cool that I’m tempted to do something similar!

  • Reply devra November 24, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    i love the idea of the sutton as a tunic!!! cannot wait to see it!

  • Reply sallie November 24, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    Wow! These are all so beautiful! I especially love Caroline’s with it’s lacy yoke! Excited for the Sutton tunic too!

  • Reply New Model Lamé November 25, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    I love the lacy blouse by Caroline! When I get around to making one of these that’s going to be my inspiration.

  • Reply Grace November 26, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    I am wearing my Sutton Blouse to today for the first time and it is making me so very happy! I’m tall and busty and I cut my size with no alterations and the fit is just perfect. I really like the front neck drop as drafted and there is no crazy gaping at the armholes. Really, great job!

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