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Marthe

Marthe

After my first attempt on the Marthe Blouse from République du Chiffon, turning out not so well, I pushed aside my feelings of giving up, and started making another one. This time, things went much smoother, and I was able to finish it (yay for me! ;))!

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Now, about the pattern itself… I must say I was a bit disappointed. Not with the design of the blouse… The peplum, the gathered seam, the high/low, the flowyness… It’s everything I love in one top! But the instructions, to me, lacked information. For a pattern, marked for a beginner, it seems there should be a more thorough explanation on how to assemble the pieces. Don’t get me wrong, its’s quite simple, construction wise, but I was expecting something more “professional”, if you know what I mean. Also, to finish the neckline, you have to download the instructions from the website (at least, it’s free!).

marthe-02For fabric, I used a some sort of polyester blend voile (I’m not very good with fabrics, but at least you get the idea of the weight), with a beautiful print, that is very familiar to me… H&M, maybe? Let me know if you recognise it.

For a more perfect finish, I used French seams. It takes a while to do them, but the result is brilliant!

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P.S. – In urgent need of a dress form!!!!

P.S.1 – The blouse turned out a little to big on me, but after washing (I forgot to wash the fabric before! :P), it shrank and now fits me perfectly! 😀

9 Comments
  • Soraia de Sousa Mendes

    April 3, 2015 at 10:47 pm Reply

    Love it! I totally agree with you re lack of instructions. I also bought this pattern and couldn’t believe when I saw the instructions. Anyways, loove your version! 🙂

    • Diana

      April 4, 2015 at 12:14 am Reply

      Thanks Soraia! Can’t wait to see yours. 😉

  • Ana Sofia

    April 6, 2015 at 8:53 pm Reply

    It actually looks like a pattern with lots of potential, but because I sew in the wee hours of the night, great instructions are a must for me.
    Your version looks amazing (glad it fits now!) – love the fabric choice (but can’t provide a source, sorry) 🙂

    • Diana

      April 6, 2015 at 10:30 pm Reply

      Thanks Ana!

  • Rita @ ConversasdeHermanas

    April 7, 2015 at 1:16 pm Reply

    Fantastica! Tambem fiquei chocada com a falta de instruçoes para um molde deste nivel/preço… Mas continuo a achar que vale a pena! A tunica é linda!

    • Diana

      April 7, 2015 at 2:18 pm Reply

      Obrigada! Não quero com isto dizer que nunca mais lhes compro moldes, mas pelo menos já sei com que contar!

  • Callie

    April 30, 2015 at 10:32 pm Reply

    Hi, Your top looks amazing! I just purchased this pattern myself. I was wondering if you had any trouble printing the pattern to the correct scale? I’ve set mine to print at 100% scale and experimented with setting it to print on the European A4 paper and on American letter size and I still get the test square at 9cm x 9cm or smaller. It’s really weird–I’ve never had trouble with a PDF pattern like this before!

    • Diana

      May 1, 2015 at 8:29 am Reply

      Thanks Callie! I didn’t have any problem printing. I used the no scale setting and printed on a standard A4 which is 29,7cm x 21cm.

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