Here is more of fabulous Vogue 8196 pattern - view B. Made by our talented contributor Georgia in Tessuti's 100% Cotton 'Black Hail'. The inserts on the waistband and sleeves are done in a wool lace Georgia purchased a while ago from Tessuti. These inserts are trimmed with black 9mm velvet ribbon and the lovely black lace trim on the bottom edge of the waistband insert and hems are from our trim selection.
I was a little bit unsure of the sleeves in this blouse pattern - much preferring the shorter puffy sleeve version in view A. But after seeing it here - I have changed my mind.
This blouse looks stunning in black with the black lace trims and it would look gorgeous in white also - trimmed in the same fashion - very fresh and pretty for next summer. Tessuti also carries this 100% cotton hailspot in White... with loads of gorgeous white laces to choose from.
The only alteration to this pattern was - adding a satin ribbon at the sides to tie in the back. The wool lace stretched a little when it was sewn onto the woven cotton - so the ribbon tied at the back not only helped with the slightly loose waist insert but looks very sweet as well.
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