Hey everyone! Just wanted to share my thoughts on the Olive Blouse and Dress pattern from Megan Nielsen that I finished last week – it was perfect for the red, white, and blue weekend and I love how easy this is to dress up and to dress down.
In these photos, I paired the blouse with the Pomona Pants from Anna Allen Clothing and then for a dressier version, I pattern mixed with a gingham skirt in the London Skirt from Selkie Patterns. I usually stray faaar away from pattern mixing but I felt like adding a lil ~pizzazz~.
I cut and assembled the pattern itself during the span of one TV show, I think I was catching up on the final season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (lol does anyone actually watch this show other than me??). The following night I was able to cut and sew the fabric and pattern in about 2 hours! So definitely worth the time.
I purchased the fabric on mega-clearance from Joann fabrics. I believe the fabric runs at about $30 per yard, but I got about about 2 yards for ~$12! Well worth it, in my opinion. This was my first time working with eyelet fabric and I am super pleased with how it came out!
Megan Nielsen Olive Blouse or Dress
- sew time: 2-3 hours for blouse, most likely longer for dress version
- several view options to customize your pattern
- suitable for beginners – I liked how the pattern had two ways to sew in the V-insert, with very detailed instructions and illustrations
- techniques required: sewing bias tape, gathering fabric if making blouse version.
I definitely plan on making the dress version, and I also can’t wait to make the Opal Pants that she just released!