Elegant floaty blouse
A review of Anna Allen Anthea Blouse and Dress
I fell in love with the big pouffy floaty sleeves. I had some white Japanese double guaze in my stash added some metallic/pearlised topstitching for subtle detailing.
The pattern came together very well, excellent drafting and clear instructions. I sized down one size on the toile but could have made smaller, just depends on the level of floatiness you are comfortable with. I also added 2.5″ on the length so it ended top of thigh which is a personal preference. I didn’t like the way the arm cuff came together. It is cut on the bias and stretched out as I was pinning so I just cut new cuffs on the grain and also shortened them so they weren’t so baggy on my elbows. I absolutely love the finished garment, its understated chic. I know I will wear it heaps. I would love to add a collar next time…