Deer & Doe Datura

This must be the millionth Datura blouse I’ve made, but it’s one of my favorite patterns, so I’ll probably make it another million times.

This one I lengthened by 3″ so I could wear it with leggings and not have to worry about showing everyone all of my butt.

long datura front

The main fabric here is Liberty of London Lagos Laurel D, and the contrast yoke is and Anna Maria Horner Viole in River Rock  (which I think is a lovely name for a color). What I really love about this pattern is that although it’s loose-fitting, it still has some shape. It’s very easy to make and to wear.

long datura back 2

I didn’t bother making buttonholes, I just sewed the buttons on through both layers of fabric. You could stitch up the entire button placket, but personally I like the way it splits at the bottom.

Oh, and check out these new buttons!

long datura buttons

These are plastic-y buttons with a hand-painted patina. They’re so cool! I used 15mm for this blouse, but we also have 28mm, which I think would look stunning on a jacket. We don’t sell Deer & Doe patterns online, but we can sell them in-store or over the phone.

Happy sewing!

Debbie


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