I gotta say, I love testing for Terra at New Horizons Designs. You can really tell she puts a lot of thought into the design and fit of her patterns. And her latest pattern is certainly no exception!
The new Bali Blouse is a super feminine and flowy top. The angled yoke and gathers sit perfectly for a look that flatters any figure. Not to mention, the potential for you to spread your creative wings. I added a beautiful lace overlay to mine to highlight the shape of the angle. But just think of the color blocking capabilities. So in right now!
And check out the flirty open panels in the back. Again, another opportunity for me add my vintage lace I love so much (what can I say, I’m a sucker for vintage lace). But aside from that, the open panel is perfect for an airy, summer blouse. The blouse also comes with several sleeve options for a top that easily transitions from one season to the next. Choose from cap sleeves, short sleeves, long sleeves, or 3/4 rolled sleeves with button tab (seen here). Super versatile! Wear it with or without the cami, included with the pattern….
Wait!… What?… That’s right, this is a 2 for 1 pattern! As if the blouse wasn’t enough, this pattern also includes a cami. The Sunset Cami goes perfectly under the Bali Blouse, but it’s also just as beautiful by itself. It features binding for the straps for a clean finish. And with all these hot summer days we’ve been having, this cami is a very welcome addition to my wardrobe. My husband was super impressed with it too. Asked me when I bought it, ha ha. Guess I’ll be making more 😉
I used rayon spandex for both tops. Such a headache to work with, but definitely worth the effort. So comfortable and gives lots of drape. But the Bali Blouse can be made with any light weight woven or knit material with good drape.
Terra introduced me to this awesome site called Knitpop. They offer a huge range of knit fabric, but their biggest selection seems to be in rayon spandex. Their fabric auctions are so addicting and my pile is growing BIG (much to my husband’s dismay). This charcoal gray I used was won in a recent auction.
The stretch lace overlay and floral fabric used for my cami are both from Raspberry Creek Fabrics (still one of my favorite sites).
Oops! Get out of my shot, lol! Pesky girl…. 😀
So if you’re interested in this pattern, hop on over to New Horizons Designs. Today is the last day to get it at it’s low intro price of $8. So get over there! Quick!
And be sure to check out what the other testers did with the pattern too. Such a talented group of ladies, you’re sure to find some good inspiration. 🙂