I was sent down a Russian pattern company rabbit hole the other day thanks to one of my YouTube commenters. I found a bunch of new companies (well, new to me anyway) and spent half a day trawling their websites! I ended up with a bunch of patterns from Grasser and La Forme and it’s thrown my sewing to do list all out of whack!
The first of the new patterns I tried out is this blouse from La Forme. It seemed like a nice simple place to start especially as I wasn’t super sure on how the instructions would be – they’re in Russian so I knew I’d have to use Google Translate to make any sense of it all.
The pattern is an oversized off shoulder blouse with pouffy gathered sleeves. There’s elastic along the upper edge and at the cuff. It’s a simple enough shape that even without instructions I should’ve been able to get it together!
I used a piece of blue striped viscose from my stash that id gotten from Walthamstow Market last year for this project. It’s such a