Nice simple blouse pattern

A review of Friday Pattern Company Patina Blouse

Reviewed by sewslowsarah on 26th October, 2022

The Patina is a lovely pattern – I love the collar detail and how simple it is to put together – it makes hacking pretty simple too.

This is my second version of the Patina, which I hacked into a dress by partially following a tutorial on the Friday Pattern Company website. The instructions on the website were easy to follow, together with the actual pattern instructions. I made the blouse as normal but cut it short after the first two buttons and then added a gathered skirt. I made the skirt from the full 150cm width of fabric and determined the length by standing in front of the mirror and deciding how long I wanted it to be. I then simply sewed the side seams together to create a tube, and added gathering stitches at the top before gathering and attaching to the bodice.

I also left off the sleeve cuff and placket and simply lengthened the sleeve. I made a deep hem on the sleeves, and inserted an extra row of stitching to make an elastic channel to achieve that puffy cuff look.

It’s a fab pattern with great details and good instructions – if you’re thinking about it, I’d say go for it!