Make a statement with Bakerloo's extra-extravagant ruffled collar and va-va-voluminous sleeves! With both a blouse and dress option, and suitable for a wide range of fabrics and potential customisation, this is a pattern designed to be frilly fun. Closing with a button and keyhole at the centre-back, the pattern skims the bust into a loose fit around the waist for ease and comfort. The balloon sleeves (with two different length options) gather into elasticated cuffs with ruffled edges echoing the collar. The dress variation has a full gathered (and pocketed) skirt).
Suitable fabrics: light to medium-weight fabrics e.g. lawn, poplin, chambray, soft needlecord, taffeta: any fabric with enough body to create the collar but not too much bulk to gather into the frill.
Notions: 0.6m of 1cm wide bias binding; 0.8cm of 1cm wide elastic; 50 x 60cm square of lightweight interfacing for the collar; 1 x 1cm button for the back closure
Blouse 150cm wide - 1.9 - 2m for long sleeves; 1.6-1.7m for short sleeves
Blouse 115cm wide - 2.7m
Dress 150cm wide - 3.1-3.2m long sleeves; 2.8m for short sleeves
Dress 115cm wide - 4m