A flowered Brune
by Nina Follow

When I saw Cousette's first fabric collection, my eyes were caught by the Ivory Bloom print but I didn't splurge immediatly, despite all the beautiful things sewn with it that were displayed on Instagram. Later on, I spotted a ruffled and flowered dress on a French singer during a TV show and was inspired to make something similar.

I bought 3 metres of this pretty fabric, for fear that it was a limited edition and that it could disappear and never come back (I know I have a problem with fabric shopping... tell me I'm not alone!) and thought about what to make with it. At first, I imagined a Bettine dress, however I feared that the fabric would be too thin and wrinkable for this pattern. I settled for a blouse with ruffled shoulders instead and I'm glad I did because I love this top! Actually, this is probably one of my favourite projects so far!

The pattern is La Brune by Belgian designer Delphine Morissens, it is very easy and straightforward while looking wery sophisticated in the end. The fabric is very soft and very comfortable to wear, while not slippery when sewing. Maybe I should have choosen something a bit stiffer as the ruffles fall quite loosely on my shoulders but I don't really mind. I cut a size 36 based on my measurings and it fits perfectly.


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