Organic Cotton Plus reached out to me a couple weeks ago and offered to send me a couple of yards of fabric for me to make into a garment to share with all of you! I am so excited to share my Dove Blouse today.
I’ve been dying to make a Dove blouse since it was released. I used Organic Cotton Plus’ Double Gauze and it was a perfect fit!
The Dove Blouse has a couple different views and sleeve lengths which I always like in a pattern. I was nervous about the flared sleeve on me, so I opted for the straight sleeve.
Also after the recommendation from Lara from Lara Handmade I eliminated the seam down the middle of the v neck. I thought it made it much more streamline. Anyone looking to make the Dove blouse should check out Megan Neilsen’s Design Diary. Also per Lara’s recommendation, I followed her tips while sewing up my Dove Blouse and it was a huge help! I know that eliminating a seam in a v-neck should be easy, but I messed it up on my muslin – so glad I read the Design Diary.
My favorite part of the Dove blouse is the hem. I have never sewed anything with a hem facing, but it made sewing the curve hem a breeze. I love the way it looks. I think next time I might add an inch to the bodice. I felt that the hem on the sides came up a little bit high but it isn’t a huge deal.
The fabric was perfect for this top – I had never sewn with a double gauze prior to this and I think I will not be afraid to sew with them in the future. They’re really comfortable and are easy to sew with. After sewing with so much rayon lately, it was a nice break!
What I loved most about this fabric was how it washed up. Normally when I pull fabric out of the dryer it is a wrinkled mess – and my muslin double gauze fabric I used was a total wrinkled mess. When I pulled the Organic Cotton Plus fabric out of the dryer it was ready to sew! A major win for this sewist. Their fabric is all 100% cotton and you can really see it in the quality of the fabric.
When perusing their website for fabric to use for my project, I stumbled across some other great fabrics:
As part of my review, Organic Cotton Plus has offered all of you a 10% off coupon code. If any of these fabrics tempt you like they have with me – use code laralizOCP for 10% off!
Dove Blouse Dress Summary:
Size Made: Small – I sized down, which I think was the right call!
View: Elbow Length Sleeves, no flare
Fabric Used: Organic Cotton Plus’ Double Gauze
Notions Used: None
Ease of Construction: The pattern comes together super quickly and easily! But, if you’re prone to making silly mistakes like me (!!) might want to check out Megan Neilsen’s blog.
Fit: Perfect fit!
Have you made a Dove Blouse? Let me know where I can see yours in the comments below!
Note: I was sent the fabric for my review by Organic Cotton Plus, but all opinions, as always, are my own!