The Mara Blouse: Chicken & Cherries?
I read on one of my favorite blogs that you can’t go too crazy on prints for the Mara blouse; because it has so many intricate details. But I believe you can always go too crazy. So I did.
These fabrics don’t just clash….they collide! You can see above I omitted the beautiful pleats in front. It was by necessity, not design. I used a slight gather to avoid messing up those cute little chickens. (Sofie calls them wack wacks. Like the duck noise?)
Also; totally unrelated: Do you watch Duck Dynasty? Sof walks around saying, “happy happy happy.” With the accent and everything. I think it’s hilarious!
This pattern has elasticized sleeves, but I made a cuff instead. (I have a cuffed sleeve tutorial if you’re interested.) The only other change I made was to sandwich the button loops between the bodice front and lining instead of top stitching them.
I love the Mara blouse pattern; and I think you will too. Marte is offering SewsNBows readers a special 10% code! You can use promo code Mara10Mayen through November 28th. Coupons are freakin’ awesome:)
With Thanksgiving approaching, I know I’ll have to take a few days off of sewing to cook. I’m sure there will be violent withdrawal symptoms: sweating, fever, confusion, and weakness. So I’m binge sewing right now! Are you guys prepping for the holidays?
Sofie’s Mara blouse is featured here: