Tali Blouse Pattern Tester Roundup Part 2

Hello again and welcome to Part 2 of our Tali Blouse Pattern Testers Roundups.

I hope that you are all travelling well and are healthy and happy.

As you would have read yesterday the Tali Blouse is a wonderful design that showcases a really interesting and unique feature for the front of the blouse.

The Tali Blouse is an absolutely must have for this upcoming season as it is on-trend!

It is a fun garment that you can easily wear to just about any occasion.

The great thing about this blouse is that, depending on the fabric you choose, it can be so many things, dressed up or down, your choice.

Wear is with jeans for a casual look or dress it up with more formal tailored pants.

And it would work equally well worn with a skirt. A variety of styling opportunities is possible.

As one of our pattern testers – Marit – said in her roundup – ” The Tali Blouse is like a work of art “.

And don’t forget to go over and read Part 1 of our roadies round-ups if you missed out on yesterday’s post.

So, let’s get underway – our pattern testers would like to share with you the following:

1. Your name and where you live?
2. What fabric combinations did you choose and where did you purchase.
3. What sewing tips can you share when sewing the Tali?
4. What was your style choice for the Tali?
5. What fit alterations did you have to make to the Tali?
6. Have you worn your Tali yet and what compliments did you receive.
7. Any plans for future combinations of the Tali?

And the finer details; (AU/UK) 6 – 30 (US) 2 – 26 (EU) 34 – 58
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Very Confident Advanced Beginner and Above Sewing level.
Tali Blouse

Genevieve Lynne G – When I first saw the Tali Twist Blouse, I could not believe how beautiful and intricate it looked. I spent some time scratching through my rather vast stash of fabric and found this piece of crushed Satin. I’d been waiting for the perfect pattern to use this fabric and the Tali was a match made in heaven. I have a couple of standard adjustments that I make to ensure that the fit is perfect for me. I made a size 3D and graded to a size 5 at the waist. I also use a size 4 across my shoulders for woven patterns to ensure that they do not pull and fit comfortably. Sewing with Satin can be rather challenging but taking your time and sewing slowly and if you need to, tacking the part you are sewing makes all the difference. I am delighted with my finished top. It is perfect for work or for an evening out. I’ll be taking another look through my stash because I’d like a couple more and these beautifully unique blouses.
If you’d like to follow my sewing journey click here: https://www.instagram.com/gegiegrossmann

Hi Sophie Here. A blouse but not basic? Yes please!
The Tali blouse is subtly flirty,it is perfect for work and drinks afterwards. I made my toile in a georgette fabric. While it didn’t fall as recommended, I love it and immediately wore it for a night out and got loads of compliments. Then I dug this pink and gold polka dot silk blend out of my stash and made another. It’s even better
It was a bit harder to sew but oh so worth it. I now need a couple more in solids.

Hello! My name is Sue and I live in South Dakota. I had fun making my Tali tops.
I only have one local fabric store to secure non-quilting fabric from, so my choices were limited.
However, fabric makes all the difference for this blouse! I also love all the details, so I spent quite a bit of time hand basting seams. Know what? I am not sorry I did this! The result is so worth it.
I lengthened the top by 1/2” as I am taller than the drafted height of 5’6”.
This is a fun make! Don’t let the details scare you; trust the process and instructions.
You can see more of my makes on my IG account: I’m on Instagram as sue_glasparrott. Install the app to follow my photos and videos. https://www.instagram.com/sue_glasparrott

Hi, I’m Beck from Melbourne, Australia and I am delighted to share my Tali blouse with you. This design is so clever because there are no fasteners used and yet it sits beautifully. I made my usual Designerstitch sizing with a DD cup and I graded up for my waist. I also used a larger size armscye and sleeves to match my bicep size. My fabric is a silk cotton blend that has been lurking in my stash for a while. I’m so pleased with how it turned out and I love that the stripes highlight the design lines. I feel so elegant wearing this top.

Hi, I am Marieke from the Netherlands.
When you are a little familiar with DS patterns, you might have seen previous posts from me and you have found out I am a huge fan!
Do I love the patterns, the fit, how it’s constructed without being complicated.
The new Tali blouse fits in the above wording exactly too!
I am in love! ❤️
I made two blouses and with using different fabrics I created two total different looks.
I used cupro fabric for a flowy look and my white/black striped version I made a pants to it to make a whole outfit.
As I wrote to Ann that this look is pretty much ‘in your face’ people will love or hate it. I personally love it and it’s I think one of the most comfortable set I own. Sewing with cupro isn’t the most ideal but so worth it because of the comfort while wearing.
Since autumn arrived here I had the chance to wear my blouses already ❤️
Just on a jeans, some boots or sneakers for a more casual look, on a skirt with high heels or make a matching pants as I did, lol.
Anyways, I would say: please enjoy your sewing, the result is more then satisfying!
When you like you can have a look at my Instagram for more inspiration: https://www.instagram.com/jongdesign

Hi It’s me again, Christine M from the Netherlands. For my Tali blouse I used a light blue crepe with cute little doggo’s, which I bought at Driessenstoffen. The pattern was easy to follow. My tip would be: take a good look at the pictures and just follow the instructions. I made the regular cuffed sleeves, because I didnt have enough for the bisshopsleeves.
I think I’m going to make the bisshop sleeves too, because I’ve seen some really pretty ones in theh testergroup.
You can find me on Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/stienmakes

Hi, my name is Joanna and I live in Wales, UK but originally I come from Poland. For the Tali blouse I used silky satin type fabric which I bought from https://legendtextiles.com. This was my first ever garment project with this type of fabric and I will admit it was quite difficult for me. I ended up using a starch to be able to cut it out and sew. As soon as I saw Tali I fallen in love with those bishop sleeves so it was obvious choice which style I will make. The only alterations I made was grading between sizes between 4 and 5 for upper bust and 7 for waist and hips. I will definitely make another one with other style of sleeves for less fancy and more everyday look. You can find more of my work on my IG: https://www.instagram.com/de_busew/

Hi all, I’m José VW and I’d love to show my Tali blouse. I had this Atelier Brunette fabric that I coveted and I found my project when Ann designed this Tali blouse. With nice big sleeves and the collar with stand and the center knot it’s a higly detailed garment which translates into quite some sewing work to get things neat and finished. I had 2 metres and I could get all pieces out of it in my size 3d/5 hip with a nice chunk of leftover (which might end up a dickie for my daughter).
I’ve paired it with my cord wideleg pants, but I’m also contemplating to pair with my denim skirt. Boots, flats or pump, all would work. I choose this easy mom style for now, because comfy is key when chasing littles, right?
I’d recommend things your time with this, pick nice flowy fabrics, and do a toile for fitting If you’ve never done a woven blouse by DS. Grading for sizes is a bit more tricky because the front panel is curved, so sometimes it can be hard to see whats bottom, and whats side.
If you like to see more DS makes by me, hop over to my instagram account! Https://www.instagram.com/jose.vernooy

Hi all, Marit here, from the Netherlands. I made my Tali blouse with a cotton viscose from Driessen Stoffen and I really love how it feels and flows. The Tali Blouse is like a work of art. I finished off all my pattern with a cover stitch to prevent the fabric to fray. (I had some bad experience with other projects) It is a project that takes precise work and for me it was all about slow sewing (I am a fast sewist so it was almost mindfull ) I really loved how all the beautiful pieces came together in a super lovely blouse. I made a size 4B to 5, no alterations, but I could have done with just a solid 4 (I have large hips). I really want to make another one, this time with long sleeves, because due to a cutting error I did not have enough fabric for long sleeves (Shame on me )
You can check out my projects on www.instagram.com/modemamaprins
Enjoy your Tali!




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