This top was meant to be ready for Holiday Season 2019, something that I could dress up and dress town in order to be outfit appropriate for any and all style of parties and get togethers! I envisioned it with skinny jeans and boots, with my red babycord mini skirt, and front tucked into a long midi skirt. It was a little hard to shine in this top at all those holiday parties, though, since I didn’t actually finish it until the end of December last year! Don’t worry, though, I’ll be just in time for all my virtual celebrations this year!
Chiffon is not my favorite fabric to work with, but I couldn’t resist once I saw this fabric – I had a Roscoe Blouse in my head right away! I found the velvet burnout chiffon to be even a little trickier than a standard chiffon to work with, or more specifically, to hem! I ended up having to get a little creative with my hemming techniques to get the clean, crisp edge I wanted. The end result is great, and overall, the technique wasn’t hard to do! There is a full detailed blog post for this top over at Minerva, and I share all the hemming details there!
I love that the burnout nature of this top lets me change up the look by simply changing the cami underneath. I love the dark tones I can add in with this crimson cami, but I also love that it looks a little lighter and more romantic with a light, neutral toned cami instead! Just that little peek of fabric really makes a noticeable difference!
The Roscoe Blouse has been a recent favorite of mine – it is comfortable, stylish, and has so many really well done details. I’ve got some ideas for a little more adventurous version of this top in some different fabrics after awhile – I’ll share the details of that if I’m ever brave enough to try it out!! 🙂
Thanks for reading my thoughts on this pattern! The fabric used for this post was provided to me by Minerva in exchange for photos of my finished garments posted on their website. The pattern was purchased by me. All words and opinions expressed throughout this post are my own, as always. Links provided throughout this post may be affiliate links – if you choose to purchase any products through these links, I may receive a small commission, at no cost to you. This simply helps me justify the costs of my sewing habit and the time it takes to share it with you!! Happy Sewing!
- XX Elizabeth