This post was originally published October 2018 on my store blog. This is a re-publish of that post.
5 years ago I was already living in Spain, but I learned that a new Belgian sewing magazine was about to be released, La Maison Victor. I enlisted my mother, my sister and my friends to be on the look-out for the very first edition and somehow I got my hands on it!
My first attempt to make a La Maison Victor pattern was a men’s jacket, but I didn’t choose the right fabric, so that project was soon discarded.
Ever since I first saw the Venue Top in the magazine, I loved it, but it took me 5 years to finally get around to actually sewing one!
- The Venue Top is a loose-fitting blouse, featuring a fine ribbon that can hold up the sleeves, hidden button placket and no collar. It can be found in the 2013/2014 edition of La Maison Victor, if you are lucky enough to have this magazine, or you can get a paper pattern on their website.
- I sewed a size 38, which is my size according to my measurements. I didn’t make any alterations, although usually for La Maison Victor patterns, I add about 3cm to the length of tops or dress bodices.
- The fabric is Moonstone Green Viscose from Atelier Brunette, with the coordinated pre-made bias-tape for the neck and sleeve finishes.
- The buttons came from my local haberdashery.
My first version was made before the summer of 2018, in a fine poplin cotton. This version has been unblogged, but hopefully I can remedy that situation in the future.
Right after finishing that first version, I made this second version of the Venue Top. I guess it goes without saying, that I really like this pattern, as I hardly ever make more than 1 version of a pattern.
I took this shirt (actually, I took both my Venue Tops) with me on holiday to Germany and Sweden during the summer, and although we had gorgeous weather, my Venue Tops were the first to emerge from my suitcase whenever I wanted to wear long sleeves.
The top combines great with the Lander Pants, and together they make for a super comfortable outfit. But when the weather turns a little bit cooler, I combined the top with my Ginger Jeans.
Will I wear this?
After having had this top in my closet for the past summers, I can definitely say it is one of my absolute favourites! I love the pattern, I love the fabric. This one is without a doubt one of the most worn items in my wardrobe.
You can find a few other versions of the Venue Top on Instagram with #venuelmv.
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