A Rayon Breezy Blouse


A Rayon Breezy Blouse

One of my daughter's favorite patterns is the Breezy Blouse from Liesl & Co. I made her one a few years ago and of course she requested a second. I made this one out of a beautiful Art Gallery Rayon which has beautiful drape and is perfect for hot humid summers. Working with rayon can sometime be a little tricky. This post from Oliver + S walks gives some wonderful tips on working with rayon and caring for it. My hints for making this pattern in rayon are below. I modified the pattern by dropping the neckline as I had done in the original one that I made her and added an antique button from my stash to the back.






Blouse back

I also modified the pattern by cutting the neck and armhole facings at 1 1/2" wide rather then the narrower width given in the pattern. I then folded the facings in half with the long edges together and sewed them to the neckline and armholes. This let me turn the facings to the inside on the seam line. It gave me a lovely finish on the inside and since I was working with a double layer of rayon rather than a single, much more control.

For the hem, I used two of my favorite products: Glue Baste It and binding clips. Again, it is all about maintaining control. Once I pressed up the hem, I secured it in place with Glue Baste it and the binding clips. I then stitched the hem knowing that the rayon wouldn't shift on me as I stitched.

Finished Top
Finished Top

My daughter loves her finished Rayon Breezy Blouse!