A fabulous and fun statement blouse

A review of Nina Lee Bakerloo Blouse and Dress

Reviewed by @cath_craft on 14th February, 2021

I wasn’t intially sure that the Bakerloo blouse and dress pattern was for me when it was first released.  It is a real statement piece with it’s oversized ruffled collar and balloon sleeves.  But it looked so much fun that I decided to give it a go and I’m really pleased I did.

I made my blouse version in a Liberty tana lawn with a contrast navy blue ruffle.  I found the pattern instructions really clear and easy to follow.  The ruffle and neckline bias binding were both a little fiddly to attach but very satisfying to spend some time making sure they were applied neatly.

I made the size 6 grading to the size 8 at the waist and I found the pattern to be true to size for me.

Overall it was a really fun sew and it is really fun to wear too.  If you’d like to hear more details and see more photos of my blouse, I have published a YouTube vlog taking all about it and the link is here.