Bird and Flower Alma Blouse

Last week I demonstrated a few tips for sewing the Alma Blouse. Today, I’m showing off the finished blouse! Will the facings be visible through the sheer fabric, once the blouse is worn? We’ll see!

A little, yes. You can still see the facings through the semi-sheer fabric. If you’re making this blouse in a white, light, or sheer fabric, you may get a little show-through.

I don’t really mind though, as I do love the fabric!

A view from the side. You can see the curved hemline, which sits nicely at the top of my belt. These are quite low-rise jeans, but I didn’t feel the top creeping up to expose skin at the side. If you’re very long in the body, or like extreme low-rise pants, perhaps you’ll want to add to the length. Other than that, it’s quite a nice length for wearing untucked.

Back view. I haven’t shown many photos of the back yet, mostly because getting a decent self-timed back photograph is a challenge!

Here’s what the full outfit looks like. Admittedly, it’s not super exciting (jeans and a blouse) but I like how easy this blouse is to wear. You know how there are some blouses out there that are a challenge to build an outfit with? This one works with everything – jeans, trousers, full or A-line skirts, pencil skirts, you name it!

Will I make this blouse again? You bet! I love all of the variations but View A (this one) might be my favourite.

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20 Responses to Bird and Flower Alma Blouse

  1. Kelli August 16, 2012 at 7:31 am #

    That is so pretty! Nicely done!

  2. anto August 16, 2012 at 9:06 am #

    This one turned out beautiful, I love all the details. Besides, that fabric is so pretty.

  3. maddie August 16, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    This is such a great blouse! I think the length is very different from a lot of the tops today – it’s short, missy but very flattering!

    And nope, no facing is visible on my computer!

  4. MushyWear August 16, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    So pretty!

  5. Funnygrrl August 16, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    Beautiful fabric! This view is my favourite, for sure. Looking forward to making my own.

  6. nothy lane August 16, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    I have to admit, I was a bit afraid when I saw this bird-and-flower Alma in earlier stages. I thought the sew-through facings would be too visible, but it shaped up nicely Tasia! I love the pattern and I have my fabric cut out, now I just have to find some time to sew it together!

  7. Milena August 16, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    The facing is barely noticeable– the gorgeous fabric is too distracting to look for flaws :-)

  8. Alli August 16, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

    love it!!! cute fabric :)

  9. Nicole August 16, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    Beautiful Tasia! i dont think think the visible facings are showing up in photos.
    I am running a giveaway of this pattern over at my store’s blog: entries close monday AEST.

  10. Lucy August 16, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    Looks great! I’d probably wear a white camisole under it if the facing annoyed me, but I don’t think it’s too visible.

    My pattern showed up today, so I think I know what I’ll be doing this weekend! I’ll have to sharpen my tracing pencils and press an old sheet for a muslin, methinks…

  11. Corinne August 16, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    What a fresh and lovely version of the blouse. I think it is so versatile. Great job.

  12. Ally August 16, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

    So pretty! The topstiching turned out really well!

  13. Dana August 16, 2012 at 11:19 pm #

    Beautiful, and it looks great with jeans. I agree with Corinne this blouse is going to be so very versatile. Good job on building my wardrobe Tasia, can’t wait for your next pattern! Although I do have some catching up to do. Currently working on some Thurlow Shorts then onto a Cambie dress.

  14. Lisbeth Bodin August 17, 2012 at 1:01 am #

    Hi Tasia, you are amacing ! – This blouse is adorable.

    Best regds,

  15. Kerri August 17, 2012 at 6:51 am #

    So beautiful! I must try this one.

  16. Rosi August 19, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

    I just received this pattern in the post and can’t wait to make it up!

  17. carol August 21, 2012 at 11:52 pm #

    I love the cap sleeves! It reminds me of one of those tibi rococo dresses. I wonder if you could even make a dress like that by modifying the the pattern and using thicker fabric ?

  18. Gayle August 29, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    Ok, I’m the crazy person who has talked about using a slip with thin fabric. I just found a FREE slip pattern on line. I have not tried the pattern, but from this womans web site, they look awesome. So I thought I would share it with you. I am a little crazy over sewing and want to share what I find too.

    I do not know enough about the internet to post a blog of my sewing experiences. I am so glad you can post, I do like reading your posts. Thanks so much,


  19. Rachel May 7, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

    I think this blouse is super sexy in the innocent not showing a lot of skin kind of way. I love the dark denim with brown belt. I’m going to copy all of it. I love simple easy looks. Thank you for the inspiration.

  20. Jennifer January 20, 2015 at 11:40 am #

    This is exactly the kind of easy, sexy and pretty casual outfit I’m looking for to full out my wardrobe! :-)