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A review of Nina Lee Park Lane Dress and Blouse

Reviewed by Modista Sewing on 4th February, 2021

I have owned the Park Lane for some time but had always felt a little intimidated by this pattern – I’m not sure why but think the many lovely versions on IG made me think I couldn’t possibly achieve it.

Finally I gave it a go last week and have no idea what took me so long! I made a toile first and graded from size 10 to a 12 at the hips (according to my 36-30-40 measurements). This was fine in the viscose I ultimately used but in a cotton would make a 1cm broad back adjustment.

I used a Pigeon Wishes viscose twill from Rag Shop which was perfect for this make – I would recommend using a viscose, cotton lawn or peachskin for this blouse.

The construction was really enjoyable and the little details made the blouse feel very special. This is the long sleeved version with shoulder ruffle but it would look great without those as a more basic blouse too.

Would recommend! If you’d like to see more of my makes you can check out my blog