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Pattern Review: Stitched in Wonderland's Everyday Blouse

Stitched in Wonderland is a bright young thing in the world of PDF sewing patterns, but the owner and creator, Alice, has already secured a strong foothold in my me-made wardrobe. I've had the pleasure to test for her three times, and her patterns are always incredibly well drafted. I've always appreciated her attention to detailed sewing and alteration instructions that make all of her patterns approachable even for the sewist newbie. Her latest pattern, the Everyday Blouse, officially dropped today.

I tested View B in a white swiss dot cotton lawn that's been in my fabric stash for forever. While I love seeing the big statement sleeve trend blowing up my Instagram feed, I know enough about my personal style to know that it's not my thing. The Everyday Blouse bishop sleeves are the perfect exception though. They're understated enough for even my simplistic wardrobe.

The only modification I made was omitting the bust dart. My 32AA measurements make them unnecessary, so I always do a SBA for every pattern. I suggested adding instructions in the pattern for how to do this, and Alice was gracious enough to add it.

My favorite feature by far is the oversized mandarin collar. I like to fold it down so it reads as a pseudo mini Peter Pan.

Congrats Alice on your new pattern drop! I'm already whipping up another make of this pattern. For more inspiration, be sure to check out Elly's color-blocked version or Dani's in thrifted cotton crepe.

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