The big collar of my dreams!!

A review of Nina Lee Bakerloo Blouse and Dress

Reviewed by Tanya Brooman on 12th May, 2021

The moment I saw this blouse I absolutely loved it and a quick search on the Instagram hashtag shows so many beautiful versions. I couldn’t resist!

The pattern is very clear and easy to follow. I made a straight size 12 and made no adjustments – its a reasonably loose fitting top so there was enough ease around the chest for me to avoid an FBA. The trickiest part is definitely sewing those ruffles onto the collar around the tight curves – I took it slow and steady and got there in the end (with a bit of help from the unpicker). Sewing the bias binding on around the neckline is also a little awkward but again, take it slow and it’ll work out. The proportions of the sleeves are great too and the elasticated cuffs are a nice touch.

I’ve had quite a few compliments about my blouse since I’ve been wearing it. All in all I’m chuffed to bits with this pattern and THAT collar!!

Happy sewing

Tanya x