Lovely design, straightforward sew

A review of Friday Pattern Company Patina Blouse

Reviewed by Kaysews on 30th April, 2023

I’ve come late to this pattern, well after it’s release, but not too late to feel I’ll be making a few more!
I made size Medium, based on finished garment measurements, and needed no fitting modifications. I went for the standard neckline and personally wouldn’t want it any lower so if you’re considering making the lower neckline, it would be a good idea to check the fit first. The neckline measurements are helpfully provided.

The body is long, with a slightly dipped back hem, designed to be tucked in. I wanted to wear mine over trousers so I shortened it by a couple of inches and straightened the hem. I went for the long sleeves with cuffs.

The construction is straightforward and all the pattern pieces come together well. The instructions are thorough and clear. The only thing I thought was slightly strange is that the whole collar has a facing, including at the back neck where there is also a faced back yoke. This means you end up with a facing sewn down on top of the double yoke. Next time I’ll aim to leave out the back neck facing and sandwich the back collar in between the double yoke.
I made mine in viscose which was ideal. More to follow!