This week, Erin is showing us her beautiful Zamora Blouse in the Make It Wear It blog series.
I always thought that the Zamora is a dressed-up, feminine blouse, but Erin surprised me by dressing it in a few fun ways.
It also helps tremendously that she picked such a fun fabric with happy colors from Raspberry Creek Fabrics. I sincerely thank Raspberry Creek Fabrics’s sponsorship. This is their Salmon Seafoam Yellow Peach and Blue Linen Look Vertical Stripe Rayon Challis that Erin used! A mouthful, isn’t it? But those are all the colors in the fabric, and what a lovely fabric to brighten up your day!
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Let’s jump right into Erin’s beautiful Zamora Blouse!
Hello! I’m Erin from Poeticmemorysewing.blog and I am so excited to share my Zamora Blouse and three different ways I styled it. The Zamora is a button front blouse with a V neck and pussy bow tie. There are two different sleeve length options and the pattern features wonderful details like the front tucks and a back pleat. This blouse is such a classic, feminine wardrobe staple!
I want to say thank you to Raspberry Creek Fabrics for supplying this lovely rayon! It is so soft and comfortable to wear. The fabric is a great match to this pattern. I was immediately drawn to the colors in the stripes and knew it would be the perfect addition to my wardrobe for warmer months. I was able to use some matching vintage green buttons that I luckily had in my stash. My Zamora is so colorful and summery!
This was my first time making a pattern from Itch to Stitch and I have to say I was so impressed! I admit that I was a little nervous sewing such an intricate pattern but it sewed up so beautifully. The instructions were clear and I had no trouble matching up pattern pieces. I also love that it comes in a large size range and has 5 different cup sizes. Because of this, the fit is spot on and no adjustments were needed.
For my first outfit, I wore it with a pair of white jeans and minty green jelly sandals for an easy daytime look. I added on this vintage daisy bracelet and used my round woven cross body bag. This is a perfect outfit for going out to lunch or out shopping.
This blouse has a dressier feel but I loved the idea of wearing it very casually with a denim overall dress. I added one of my favorite sun hats, a pink back pack and some simple white sneakers for a comfortable daytime look. I definitely see myself strolling the boardwalk with an ice cream cone in this outfit or maybe stopping by a local farmers market.
Lastly, for a more dressed up look, I wore my Zamora with a plain vintage pencil skirt . The skirt has a high waist so I tucked the top in. I accessorized with a clutch and a pair of heels. I could absolutely wear this outfit for a night out.
These are just three looks but I’ve already thought of several other ways to wear this blouse. It could be paired with dressy trousers, a circle skirt or even shorts! There are so many possibilities. This blouse will get lots of wear, for sure. I hope to make another in the near future, as well as sew other Itch to Stitch patterns!
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