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Le 5005 blouse // DPs

Oops! I meant to post this on Wednesday! My blogging has become alarmingly erratic lately! Another sign the world is a very different place to what it used to be… 😂

Today’s post is the second of the DP’s patterns I picked up earlier this year – Le 5005 blouse. It’s one of the simplified patterns from the diffusion range from French indie pattern company DP Studio, where they use minimal pattern pieces and instructions to create patterns with interesting details.

The blouse pattern is for a boxy sleeveless top with these pleats across the shoulder creating quite a voluminous shape. The exaggerated sleeve opening is finished with a folded back cuff and the neck is fully faced.

I made mine out of a small piece of Rifle Paper Co rayon I had in my stash! I’d been saving it up for the right project – I only had 1.5m of it and I’d forgotten how narrow these fabrics were so this was one of the few patterns that would work!

It’s a lot squarer than I imagined it would be! I think it would better in an even drapier fabric – for a rayon, it’s remarkably crisp!

It’s a lovely easy piece to make and to wear. I think I want to make a plain version as I think that boxy shape will go so well tucked into skirts!

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