After my success with my first Lekala make last year – a dress for Indie Pattern Month New to Me week I have since bought more patterns. Loads more :-). What can I say I love a bargain! They really do have many lovely designs that are so reasonably priced.
Lekala 4456 is a short sleeved blouse. The line drawing is what sold me on the pattern.
Let me start of by saying that I did not make a muslin. I cut straight into my fabric with out any alterations. Its not a bad fit in my opinion.
Ok lets talk fabric shall we? How cute is that fabric? I loved the shoe fabric when I saw it on B and M Fabrics Facebook page last year and I asked Mr SNS to pick it up during his lunch break. Its a 100% cotton poplin. I dithered over what to make with but it fell into place when I saw the blouse on Lekala.co.
The pink buttons were re-purposed from an old shirt. I tried hard to get the blue boots onto the button band and I just about managed it. Its a shame I didn’t have any contrast poplin for the flaps. They are nice feature but they are not too visible among the lovely shoes.I am also quite smug about this top because I squeezed it out of 1m of fabric.
Verdict: For a pattern I bought for 99p I am very impressed and pleased with the fit and how well drafted the pattern is. It comes with now seam allowances though for 33pence/50cents you can have seam allowances added to the pattern. It taped together without any issues. The instructions were clear and straightforward. I love this top – its quirky enough to make feel a little bit like Ms Frizzle from The Magic School Bus. I will definitely make another one in linen – those design lines deserve a solid colour to really shine.
Have you tried Lekala yet? I have a Pinterest board with the Lekala patterns I have bought so far – aptly called My Lekala Patterns.
Thanks for stopping my little corner of the interwebs. Until next time….. Happy Sewing!