PAB Barcelona Blouse

When Amy from Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop released a sneak of the summer blouse she was working on, I knew I wanted in. It was light and flowy, and oh so cute!

The Barcelona Blouse is a loose, flowy top that is perfect for summer heat. It includes a sleeveless and petal sleeve option, and can be made with either knit or woven fabrics. The top yoke is lined, which makes it perfect for a lovely lace fabric. It is available in sizes XXS through XXXL; I tested the size XS in the first round, and the XXXL in the second round.

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My big girl’s top is from the first round of testing, and it should be noted that the fit was tightened a bit throughout the lower body, and the v at the neck was originally deeper. I went to Hobby Lobby for clear elastic, found a clearance on spring fabrics, and left with this lovely geometric/Aztec fabric. The lace is woven, backed with plain white quilting cotton, and the knit is a drapey polyester/Spandex blend that is just so soft.

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In my opinion, it’s not easy to find a top that a twelve year old girl likes, especially one that her mother made and selected the fabric for. This shirt was a homerun!

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She was only a little dismayed when I really did make a matching one for myself. I was told that this is the only time we can ever wear them together.

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Overall, this is a pretty simple sew, with a nice clean finish thanks to the lined yoke. The petal sleeves are really cute, and I bet it would be pretty easy to hack the pattern to add a longer sleeve for a cute fall top. This top would also be a great maternity top; with the bottom portion gathered, it would be super easy to increase the width for a growing baby bump.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Felicia | 15th Jul 16

    These look great! As I was looking for fabric for another project, I just kept saying, “Barcelona” for each fabric I picked up. I think I’m going to have a lot of these, too!

    • MadebyGenie | 15th Jul 16

      Thank you! I think this top is my favorite thing that I’ve made myself. I hope you love yours, too!

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