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V-Neck Leschi with Ruffled Sleeves

This v-neck Leschi with ruffled sleeves might be my favourite make to date.  And since I can’t just leave the blog post at that I will elaborate…

That colour, those ruffles, that  v-neck!

This fabric was a dream to work with and I am excited to try the other 2 colours I got it in.  I haven’t had a chance to run by Pacific fabrics to find out exactly what it is, but I will updated when I figure that out.  It’s just so floaty and fabulous.

Every sewing pattern is just a starting place for all of the things you can do with it. The Leschi blouse pattern has the lines that are perfect for a sleeveless dress. Just a couple changes and you are left with a completely new look.

Sleeveless Leschi Dress

Spring is here and I can finally share with you the sleeveless Leschi dress I made a few weeks ago.  I had been planning a sleeveless version since I released the pattern in October, so I thought why not go for not only sleeveless but also a dress.  This is the ultimate spring/summer dress! 

The fabric I chose really chose me while I was working the Style Maker Fabrics booth at Sew Expo last month, I was the perfect weight and drape for my vision.  Unfortunately they are all sold out, but check out these other rayons you can choose from, I especially love this floral rayon challis.

Leschi Collar Tutorial

Sewing the collar on the Leschi top is actually quite an easy process, but when looking at the finished product most people would assume it is more difficult than it is.  Sometimes line drawings are just not enough, so I have put together a quick photo tutorial to walk you through the process of sewing the collar on the Leschi.

This tutorial picks up on step 11 of the instructions.  At this point you should have the collar piece sewn onto the blouse around the neckline with 1/4″ seam allowance.

Leschi Tester Roundup

The tester roundup is everything when it comes to a pattern release, and the Leschi tester roundup is no different.  Sure I love sharing pictures of my versions of the pattern, but I would much rather share the ladies that helped make this pattern what it is.  Seeing the pattern on a variety of shapes and sizes helps all of you see just how great you are going to look in the pattern, because these ladies look stunning in their new Leschi blouses.

Leschi Fabric Choices

If you missed the big announcement yesterday, my newest pattern Leschi is now available for purchase.  The pattern is marked down 20% through Friday so don’t wait to buy the pattern.

When I started dreaming about this pattern a few years ago I knew I wanted a blouse that could be sewn in a variety of fabrics to either elevate my everyday momiform or rock on a date night.  Leschi is everything I had hoped it would be and today I want to share the different fabrics I chose to use for my blouses.