York Blouse

I love a quick and easy sew.  And the York Blouse by Seamwork patterns does not disappoint!  I love the free Sorbetto tank pattern and hoped York would be its winter equivalent; and it is!

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I made this up in time to wear to Thanksgiving dinner and I have worn it several times since then.  Made out of flannel, it is soft, cozy and comfortable.  However, it can be dressed up a little or a lot based on fabric choice and styling.


The easy closure, made with bias tape, forms a pretty finish easy to sew closure, but could also be changed to a button and loop closure easily.  I made my own bias tape from this plaid.  I think the pattern of the plaid cut on the bias gives some nice added interest to the neckline.


The split cuffs are also a fun detail and very easy to do with the clear instructions.


I see more York blouses making an appearance in my closet in the future!

Fabric is from JoAnn Fabrics (this one but in navy).

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  1. […] I’ve used the York Blouse pattern before and thought it would work well to refashion a button down shirt that I’ve had for a while.  I used the buttons down the back and changed the neckline a bit.  I was able to do this because the original shirt was too big and this gave me the extra fabric I needed to “turn it around,” add the bust darts, and redo the sleeves.  I’m thinking about adding some ruffled white eyelet trim to the bottom hem…any thoughts? […]


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