A great wardrobe staple

A review of Sewing Patterns by Masin Dayo Dress & Blouse

Reviewed by ruth-therese on 9th October, 2020

The Dayo blouse was my first autumn make this year and it’s such a great addition to my wardrobe.
My aim this year is to wear more colour during the colder months and cut back on the all black.

I used roughly 1,6 m of a viscose crepe in bright red. The weight and drape of the fabric is perfect for this pattern, it was also pretty easy to work with and has a nice texture.

I cut a size S (for reference, my measurements are 85/67/95 cm) and shortened the sleeves by 5 cm. In retrospect I could have gone with the size XS for the version of the pattern. Because the neckline wasn’t high I opted to cut the back piece on the fold instead of leaving the keyhole opening. Once I figured out the the right tension on my machine for the shirring details everything came together really smoothly and quickly (3 to 4 hours max). The instructions were also clear and easy to understand.

I can’t wait to tackle the dress version of the Dayo in the near future!