I stitched up the Brunch blouse in a mad dash right before my wedding. Because I'm terrible at saying no to pattern testing. I stitched it up using a old scrap of a cotton lawn I picked up at Joann's years ago. It's a very sheer fabric, so I'm wearing a camisole underneath in these photos.
The Brunch Blouse/Dress is a simple, darted bodice with a cut on kimono sleeve top. It's available in tunic, shirt and dress length. There's a few different neckline and sleeve options as well. I made the simplest shirt version, with the bias bound neckline. I did add an inch and a half to the length to adjust for my long torso. Super simple sew, reminds me of the instant gratification I got when I first sewed up the Colette Sorbetto.
The center back seam also makes it easy to do any sway back adjustments you might need. It is drafted for a bit of a booty bump, but if you find you need a larger adjustment have a back seam is great.
I finished the neckline using self-made bias tape, and the sleeves and hemmed and turned under twice and stitched. The side seam and the back seam are done using french seams on my version.
On a non-sewing note, I finally tied the knot with my longtime partner Brian this past Friday. I'll be sure to share our professional photos once we get them back, but for now, here's a photo one of my bridesmaids snapped during our shoot. I'm very happy, but will now have much more time to sew without wedding planning. Expect more regular posting soon.