March is Roscoe Month at True Bias. This means that I have 5 versions of the Roscoe pattern to share with you throughout the month, and both the pdf and paper versions of the pattern are 20% off with the code ROSCOEMONTH through the end of March.
This first Roscoe that I made up is this rayon crepe blouse that I am in love with. I made a few hacks to the pattern this time. First of all I lengthened the sleeves to be wrist length instead of 3/4. Since I didn’t want to worry about a sleeve placket, I simply exchanged the sleeve casing for a an elastic casing. I lengthened the whole sleeve about 4 inches and then straightened the bottom to make creating the elastic casing easier. I folded it 1/4″ and then 1/2″, stitching it leaving an opening for the elastic. Then I measured the elastic that would be comfortable at my wrist, fed it through the channel and sewed the ends together. Then I sewed up the opening that I had left. I love the drama of the full sleeve.
The other change that I made to this blouse, compared to the original pattern, is the hem. The original pattern has an easy straight hem. I thought I would play with it a bit so I cut a shirttail style hem where the front and back are longer and the sides are shorter. Because the shirt is so full it’s hard to tell, but I do think the end result it nice. It makes it a little more fluttery with the different lengths.
The fabric for this blouse is rayon crepe from my stash that I originally sourced from The Fabric Store. I have some black rayon crepe from them as well that I am hoping to make into a Roscoe Dress. I love rayon crepe. It has the easy wash and wear capabilities of rayon challis, but the crepe falls a bit heavier for a more dramatic look. It hugs your curves a bit more which is especially great on a full style like this one. I also love sewing up my Southport pattern in rayon crepe in the maxi length because it moves so beautifully when you walk.
That is it for now. I have more Roscoes in the works that I can’t wait to show you guys.