The Gelato Blouse pattern from Liesl & Company is as yummy as it’s namesake! Made from our floral Verona Voile in Mustard, this relaxed, pull-on, peplum blouse is the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe!
Bonnie is a big fan of Liesl & Co’s pattern-drafting. Always accompanied by complete and very clear instructions, the pattern itself is easy to follow. Furthermore, (in the case of the Gelato) directions for a full bust adjustment are also included!
As most of us know, the ability of an un-fitted garment to drape correctly often depends on how well it fits in the bust, so thank you L & C for keeping your full-figured sisters in mind when pattern drafting! What’s more, this pattern includes a View B dress version. It not only looks incredibly comfortable, but it also has front slash pockets! Aw schucks… It looks like we’ll have no choice but to give View B a try too.
The ruffled sleeves in this pattern are paired with a perky peplum. While Bonnie’s peplum begins at hip height – as is drafted – she pointed out that, if you are of shorter stature and curvier figure, then cropping the body of the blouse to allow the peplum to hit at your true waist will help accentuate those blessed curves.
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Moreover, the Gelato’s sweet scooped-neck couples adorably with a back, button-down placket detail! And, since the blouse is designed to slip easily over the head, button-holes are optional! Thus, to save herself some time, Bonnie skipped this step. And, as you can see, the effect is charming and absolutely no cuteness was sacrificed.
This 50% cotton/50% rayon voile from Canadian company Telio has two siblings: the Verona Voile in Navy and the Verona Voile in Coral, and we are absolutely in LOVE with all three. The fabric’s specific weave gives it a slight crinkly texture that perfectly compliments the Gelato Blouse’s airy, ruffled design. Bonnie did mention that the fabric stretched a bit as she worked with it. So – if you someday find yourself working with this dreamy textile – make sure to wash your finished garment to regain that lovely crinkle!
The Choice is Yours
This great pattern is suitable for a wide variety of light to medium-weight woven fabrics. The various ruffles in this pattern aren’t too full, so using a weightier linen, linen blend, wool suiting, or even silk dupioni is possible as long as it has a nice medium drape.
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Unique but functional blouses (especially those suited to colder weather) can be hard to come by, but the Gelato checks all the boxes. As such, it’s only a matter of time before this pattern ends up in your sewing room, and in your heart forever. So treat yourself to the Gelato Blouse Pattern today, and then treat yourself to an actual gelato! You deserve it.
P.S. As you’ve probably noticed, in the pictures above, Bonnie is sporting a snazzy little denim wrap skirt also from Leisl & Co. See if you can guess the pattern, and then be sure to check out our blog next week for the answer, as well as a review of this superb little skirt. See you then!