Sew My Style 2019: Phoenix Blouse

It’s practically October and we’re still mostly experiencing summer temps in the Lone Star State. We’ve had several breezy days throughout the month, but unfortunately, the spread of all that pollen also wreaked havoc on my immune system and caused my eczema to flare up. Autoimmune disorders are the worst, y’all!

As a result, I decided to draft a slimmer long sleeve for my Phoenix blouse in hopes of preventing future eczema flare-ups and maybe reduce mosquito bites. I’m still not sure if I want to keep the sleeves as they are or modify them to be 3/4 sleeve length with elastic at the end.

This was such a nice pattern, and I love how easy it was to modify it into something I will reach for time and time again! The instructions are easy enough to follow, but I did change the steps a bit to ensure all my seams would be enclosed for a lovely, clean finish. As usual, I sewed French seams when I attached my sleeves and used bias tape on the hem. I love when my garments look neat and tidy on the inside!

Since we experience warmer temperatures all year long, I opted for this rayon voile from my stash. It was a dream to work with. It’s lightweight and drapes well, but it can also hold it’s shape, which you can see with those ruffles. I also think this print transitions well throughout the seasons.

I really love how this top turned out and have already ordered fabric for another version! I think it’ll also look great layered with next month’s denim jacket!