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The Rossetti blouse // Selkie Patterns

A couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to test the latest offering from Selkie Patterns called Rossetti!

The Rossetti pattern comes for options for either a dress or a blouse. They both feature a faux wrap bodice and short raglan sleeves with elastic just above the natural waist. The blouse version is basically a peplum, the dress options offer a midi or maxi length skirt. One of the fun things about this pattern is the option for ruffles everywhere! Theres optional pieces for ruffles in the front yoke seam, neckline, waist and of course the hem. You can put as much of a little ruffling in as you please!

I opted to test the blouse version and I added in the front yoke ruffle too! (Basically I wasn’t sure how much I’d like it so I went for the option with the least commitment… The perils of saying yes to testing without knowing what you’re making!)

I used a forest green poly georgette I had from my stash for this project. I’ve no idea where it’s from or how long it had been there, but I’m glad I was able to use it! I feel like it’s quite fabric hungry make as all the skirt pieces are cut on the bias.

In general it’s pretty quick to whip up, though of course, that’s dependent on how many of those extra frills you want to add! I found the instructions pretty easy to follow and there’s plenty of photos included in the booklet to help.

It was an interesting make for me as I’d not made a blouse like this before. The instructions were easy to follow and overall I was quite happy with how it turned out.

I’m not sure it’s my style – it’s a bit of a “office” look in my opinion and I don’t really need office workwear for my job! That being said it’s a cute top and it will totally come in handy if I end up on any Zoom meetings!

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