Easy Fitting Shirt

A review of Papercut Patterns Nexus Blouse

Reviewed by sew-itwithDi on 29th January, 2022

This is easy to make and a really versatile pattern. I made it in a juicy viscose print that drapes really well giving the bishop sleeve soft volume.

It has a loose fit with dropped shoulder. There are 2 hem lengths, the longer one with side slits and shaped hem works well softly tucked in at the front or hanging loose to cover my hips. I’m really tempted to make the cropped version as well.

The slightly wide neckline means you can wear it buttoned down the front or back. The big sleeves can be gathered into a cuff or worn as a bell sleeve. I really should have shortened my sleeves…..

My only negative is I had to overlap the cuff a long way to stop my hands disappearing up the sleeve! I know I made it too long, but I’d still want the blouson effect and really the sleeve seam should be shorter to hold the cuff in the correct place…. but then the sleeve wouldn’t be the right shape for the bell sleeved version. So I guess this is a compromise.

Ive blogged about how I clean finished the facings and how I’ve used a really neat way to sew French seams above a side slit. https://www.sew-it.biz/blog