Hannah Flounce Blouse Pattern Tester Roundup Part 1

Good day to you all my lovely sew’ist friends. And a big thankyou – and welcome – to our Hannah Flounce Blouse Pattern Tester Roundup Part 1.
Our pattern testers – aka our roadies – have made some absolutely beautiful Hannah Flounce Blouse. And all have achieved an absolutely extraordinary fit. 
The key to the Hannah Flounce Blouse is its fabulous – and of course bang on trend – flounce that is stitched in between the vertical princess panels of the body of the garment.
The flounces elevates the garment to the next level and also creates a look that is modern and extremely complimentary to all. 
Of course, the flounces can certainly be altered – some of our roadies trimmed back theirs to suit their body frame. Whereas a few others kept the flounces are per the pattern pieces.
Either way – using a gorgeous floral – or a solid – the Hannah Flounce Blouse makes it the perfect point of difference for any outfit combination.
So, let’s start our pattern tester roundups my friends – part 1 of the Hannah Flounce Blouse.
And as usual our roadies would like to share with you all the following:
1. Their name and where they live?
2. What fabric combinations did you choose and where did you purchase.
3. What sewing tips can you share when sewing the Hannah?
4. What was your style choice for the Hannah?
5. What fit alterations did you have to make to the Hannah?
6. Have you worn your Hannah yet and what compliments did you receive.
7. Any plans for future combinations of the Hannah
And the finer details; (AU/UK) 6 – 30 (US) 2 – 26 (EU) 34 – 58
Cup sizes – A, B, C, D and DD
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Very Confident Advanced Beginner and Above Sewing level.

I’m Mieke from Belgium.
This beautiful fabric is a deadstock viscose from Just Eve that I bought at The fabric sales while I was inna buying stop I really couldn’t resist this multicolor floral fabric.
I went for the Hannah Flounce blouse with long sleeves. There are a lot of sewing techniques you need. Enjoy the process step by step and spend a lot of attention to all the techniques for the most beautiful result
I’m wearing my Hannah blouse on a jeans with my purple ankle boots. But there are a lot of stylings possible. I think it will also very beautiful on a skirt.
I lengthened the blouse with 4 centimeters and the sleeves with 8 centimeters. The armpits are lowered with 1,5 centimeters. This alterations I always need.
I was wearing my Hannah blouse at home and everybody likes it here. I’m so in love with the beautiful fit and the match with the fabric. The buttons also match so well and are incredibly lovely. https://www.instagram.com/sewista_mc

Hello, I am Marieke and I am from the Netherlands.
The new Hannah blouse is simply adorable!
With or without the flounce, playing with the front and/ or back darts and different sleeve lengths you can make yourself any style of blouse! And I even haven’t said anything about what fabrics can do..
I choose for a nice blue cotton voile fabric to make myself a simple blouse with giving the flounces all the attention.
The sewing is super satisfying! It’s not a difficult pattern, so just cut and have a relaxed sew!
As always the fit is spot on and easy to dress up or down.
My next one is almost finished and since I don’t have to complain about my fabric stash, I am sure many will follow!
When you are curious about my other makings you can always have a look at my instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jongdesign

hi all! Im Sandra, from the Netherlands. I was waiting for a pattern like this!! Wow, love Hannah so much. I used ‘broderie’ fabric and added a pink poplin fabric as a facing (because otherwise its see through).
I wore my Hannah on the birthday of my daughter and received so many compliments!!
Definately will make more!!!

Hi! I’m Sue from South Dakota. This spring-like fabric was purchased at a local Hobby Lobby. It is a lightweight cotton woven. I haven’t sewn with a woven for a while so making this top was a treat! I chose the short-sleeved version since spring seems to have finally arrived! I made only one alteration to my beautiful blouse and that was a sway-back adjustment. This is typical for me with all pattern companies. I played with the finish on the ruffle and settled on a three-thread rolled hem using my serger. It is such a beautiful and clean look. I’ve already purchased more lightweight cotton fabrics to make this blouse again! I think it would be so cute sleeveless! I’d love it if you’d check out my IG page and see more of my makes! https://www.instagram.com/sue_glasparrott/

He everyone, I’m Shardee from the Netherlands.
My Hannah blouse is made of viscose , bought by https://www.goedkopestoffen.com/…/ecovero-lenzing…/
The Hannah isn’t hard to sew, but I recommend to sew a toile to see what you need to ” change ” so it fits you’re body perfectly.
Also try the hem of the flounce on a scrap piece, my fabric wasn’t happy with the hemmed flounce, so I rolled hemmed it.
If you like to see more of my work, follow my Instagram on www.instagram.com/Sewing_shar

Hello, my name is Elise and I live in Queensland Australia. I love this pattern, because the flounce adds that a touch of extra. I made my tops out of cotton and cotton voile. Both are light weight with enough structure to support the flounce. When sewing, just make sure you line up the button placket correctly, otherwise your collar won’t fit. I learned a new skill with this sew, I set my overlocker up to do a rolled hem, it was pretty easy. I wore my Hannah last week and received so many compliments. My favourite comment was “seeing you in this top makes me feel happy”. I love wearing bright colours and sharing the happiness from dopamine dressing. I have been wearing my top paired with the Paige Skirt another fab pattern from Designer Stitch.

My name is Prisca… I’m a Belgian girl living in the Nethetlands.
For the Hannah blouse I used a linen fabric @merchantandmills. For the waistcoat a quilted cotton @merchantandmills
When using a fabric with a print, look carefully at how the pattern runs. When doing the ruffle, do the same height on the left and right.
For styling I went for cowboy chic
I have already worn the hannah blouse and received a lot of positive reactions. Especially on the neckline and princess seams
Thank you for allowing me to participate in this test!!

Hi I’m Ashley R from London. Here to talk about my Hannah blouse which I made in a chiffon from @abcfabric to create a look I had in my head. I love the flounce on Hannah it’s something different. I always recommend to make a fit first in a same weight fabric to work out if any adjustments are needed. Like myself for only being 5 foot I always have to take some length off and move my darts up a little. I styled my Hannah blouse with my Paige skirt also a Designer Stitch pattern. Hannah is a blouse that can be worn to the office or on a night out. I have pans to make more for the summer and think it would also look cute as a dress.

Hello, HOLA, my name is MACU, I am Spanish and my home town is located in the South East by the coast.
I love pattern testing for @designerstitch and I am thrilled to be in this wonderful group where I learn everyday.
I love ruffles, flounces and trims and the HANNAH FLOUNCE BLOUSE was a project perfect for me.
The fabric is a very ligth cotton voile, was bought in Paris last Decembre when visiting the CREATIONS & SAVOIR-FAIRE. Of course I needed to match the print and this is something I always enjoy!
I wore it for the first time in a road trip to TRUJILLO and MERIDA ( the Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida, is one of the largest and most extensive archaeological sites in Spain. Originally called Emerita, Mérida was founded in 25 BC by emperor Augustus and went on to become one of the most important city in the Roman Empire. Merida has more Roman ruins than any other place on Spain and they are incredibly well preserved).
The fabric and blouse was perfect for the Spanish weather and it felt airy and light.
I styled it with a pair of comfy knit trousers perfect for travelling but possibilities are endless and I will be wearing this blouse a lot.
The pattern options are: long or short sleeves and also a slimmer fit at the waist. Of course, the flounce is an option and I adore the versions I have seen without it .
The cotton voile was easy to handle and every piece matched perfectly so the making was easier than it seemed, even the collar piece!
To hem the flounces I used a narrow hemming sewing foot with I am familiar with but many options are given for the finish such as overlooking.
TIP for HANNAH BLOUSE (flounces version): I do recomend your fabric choice looks similar both in the wrigth and wrong sides.
You can find me in INSTAGRAM as @macusewinglove https://www.instagram.com/macusewinglove

Hi! I`m Triin, living in Estonia.
I chose for the Hannah blouse a crepe chiffon that I had in my stash. I try to use what I have and avoid impulse buying. The shop where I bought it was a Polish web shop called Pinsola.
I`m always struggling with collars. I find the Youtube channel of Karina Trinidad very helpful about her tips.
I made the short sleeved Hannah with the flounce couse the flounce is a very special extra about it.
I did not make any changes to the pattern, made straight size 4.
Planning to make another Hannah with long sleeves.

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