PATTERNMAKING SEWING

INTRODUCING THE ROSCOE BLOUSE / DRESS

October 5, 2015

I am so excited to introduce my newest women’s pattern, the Roscoe Blouse and Dress! This pattern came from the fact that I am currently obsessed with all things boho and 70’s inspired. With it’s billowy sleeves, gathered neckline, and large ruffled hems, this pattern is filling that void in my fall wardrobe.

 

View A 

View A is the blouse version of this pattern. Like the other two views, it has raglan sleeves and a gathered neckline. There is a slit at the neck’s center front, creating a flattering v shape along with neckties that you can either leave open or tie into a bow. The sleeves hit a couple of inches above the wrist and the hem of the blouse is finished off in a simple narrow hem.

I love the loose, comfortable ease of this top. I am currently pairing it with skinny jeans and boots, although I am on the hunt for the perfect pair of flare jeans to wear with it for a truly 70s inspired outfit.

 

View B

I think that View B is the most versatile of the three options. The length allows it to be worn as either a mini dress or a tunic depending on your preference. The top portion of the dress is identical to the blouse, but the bottom of the dress has an added ruffle.

I can see this paired with thick tights and boots for a fall / winter ensemble or made up in a gauzy lace for the warmer months. Either way I love wearing this dress. It is so easy to throw on for days when I want to feel feminine and put together, but with all the ease and comfort I could want.

 

View C

View C is the most dramatic of the views with it’s mid-calf hem and wide ruffle. I prefer to wear it with a belt, but I think it would be beautiful and quite the statement piece without it.

The pattern calls for lightweight woven fabrics with movement. This could include anything from silk crepe de chine and rayon challis, to cotton gauze and voile. Stiffer fabrics will create more structure while the ones with more drape will hug your curves.

View A was sewn up in a rose colored silk crepe de chine from Chic fabrics, View B was also made in a silk crepe de chine, this time from ebay, and View C is sewn with rayon challis from Imagine Gnats.

The difficulty of the pattern is marked as advanced beginner. Techniques that you will use during construction include gathering, bias binding, and sewing a front facing. There will be a sewalong for the Roscoe Blouse / Dress the week of October 19th for anyone who wants more detailed help. More info. on the schedule for that coming tomorrow.

You can buy the Roscoe Blouse / Dress pdf sewing pattern for 20% off now through this Sunday, October 11th at midnight EST with the code LAUNCHWEEK at checkout. You can buy this pattern by clicking here or through the link in the dropdown menu at the top of this page.

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47 Comments

  • Reply Bethany October 5, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    You consistently create the most wearable, flattering designs. This one looks like another hit!

    • Reply True Bias October 5, 2015 at 6:02 PM

      thanks so much bethany! so glad you like it.

  • Reply Sonja October 5, 2015 at 9:08 AM

    These are so gorgeous! As always, your styling and fabric choices are wonderful.

    • Reply True Bias October 5, 2015 at 6:02 PM

      thanks sonja. so glad we are friends!

  • Reply sallie October 5, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Congratulations Kelli! I love this pattern so SO much, as I’m also feeling the 70’s boho vibe this season! Your versions are so gorgeous – as always you have impeccable taste in fabrics!

    • Reply True Bias October 5, 2015 at 6:03 PM

      thank you! you have the best style of almost anyone I know so that comes as a huge compliment.

  • Reply Lisa G October 5, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    Beautiful! I’m totally loving this look these days.

    • Reply True Bias October 5, 2015 at 6:24 PM

      Me too! Im obsessed with all things boho.

  • Reply Meg October 5, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    Congrats on another great pattern, Kelli!

    • Reply True Bias October 5, 2015 at 6:24 PM

      thanks so much Meg. You are the best.

  • Reply Jessica October 5, 2015 at 10:39 AM

    You look absolutely beautifull in all three views! Not so much my style this one, but love the fact that you continue to bring wearable, on trend designs!

    • Reply True Bias October 5, 2015 at 6:23 PM

      Thank you Jessica. Love your honestly too!

  • Reply Teri October 5, 2015 at 11:50 AM

    Congratulations on another great pattern, Kelli! I absolutely love the fabric you used on View B. It is so gorgeous! You look beautiful in all of the photos!

    • Reply True Bias October 5, 2015 at 6:24 PM

      Thanks so much Teri. That fabric was such a great find.

  • Reply Iris October 5, 2015 at 1:03 PM

    This is exactly what I have been looking for! I have a favorite tunic that is similar and I sooo want more of them. Thank you!!!

    • Reply True Bias October 5, 2015 at 6:22 PM

      Oh great! Can’t wait to see it.

  • Reply Ellie October 5, 2015 at 1:20 PM

    Is it different from Pauline Alice eliana dress?
    And also, any tips on how to style this for those who are not flat chested so I won’t look pregnant?

    • Reply True Bias October 5, 2015 at 6:21 PM

      I haven’t ever seen the eliana in person so im not exactly sure how similar the fits are, but it appears to me that among other style differences, the cut of the roscoe is much more relaxed / more ease while the eliana is a bit more of a close fit. As far as cup size and being flattering, I think that a lot of that has to do with the fabric you choose. A more flowy fabric such as a rayon challis is going to be much more flattering and feminine that a more structured fabric like a voile. hope that helps!

  • Reply Heather October 5, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    This is so beautiful Kelli!! I love view B and the fabric you chose for it is fantastic!

    • Reply True Bias October 5, 2015 at 6:08 PM

      thanks so much heather. I am partial to view b as well.

  • Reply Jane October 5, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    This dress is virtually identical to the Pauline Alice eliana dress.

    • Reply True Bias October 5, 2015 at 8:22 PM

      There are some similarities, but I think they are quite different in mood, style, and fit.

  • Reply Liz October 5, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    Where’s the line drawing?

    • Reply True Bias October 5, 2015 at 10:49 PM

      You can see it on the shop page in one of the alternate images below the main image.

  • Reply dixie October 5, 2015 at 11:56 PM

    This is great! Can’t wait to try it out in a rayon print or something..

    • Reply True Bias October 6, 2015 at 7:53 AM

      thanks so much dixie. rayon works really great with this pattern. the more flowy the better.

  • Reply Nilla October 6, 2015 at 1:42 AM

    You look smashing in all the versions and congratulations on releasing another pattern! Can I please steal your shoes?! 😀

    • Reply oonaballoona October 6, 2015 at 7:53 AM

      for real, kelli has the best shoes.

      as always, you look gorgeous! that blue print version is giving me hearts for eyes.

      • Reply True Bias October 6, 2015 at 7:54 AM

        you guys are the nicest. cant remember where i got those shoes – maybe zappos? but they were a good find.

  • Reply Bianca October 6, 2015 at 12:34 PM

    Love this pattern! I just bought a few flowy blouse fabrics and was looking for a new long-sleeved blouse pattern to match… this is perfection! Question, what cup size are your patterns drafted for? Will you covering how to do an SBA in the sewalong? Thanks!

    • Reply True Bias October 6, 2015 at 1:34 PM

      i draft for a c cup, although my testers that have smaller cups didn’t seem to have an issue. its such a forgiving shape and no darts. i think you may just need to take a bit of length off the front at the end.

      • Reply Bianca October 6, 2015 at 5:18 PM

        Awesome, thank you!

  • Reply Megan @ TheGreenViolet October 6, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    I’m loving this! I have so much stashed rayon challis that will be perfect for this pattern. I’m working on some skinny jeans right and I think the top or tunic length will be perfect to wear with them.

    • Reply True Bias October 6, 2015 at 6:27 PM

      totally! skinnies and a flowy top are my go to in fall.

  • Reply Sara October 7, 2015 at 5:38 AM

    This is just the pattern I want. I love flowy tunics, and I just might get out of my box and make the dress. I can’t wait to join the sewalong. As always, you have great effortless style.

    • Reply True Bias October 10, 2015 at 3:11 PM

      Yay! Can’t wait for the sewalong to start. It really an easy dress and a fast make.

  • Reply Helen October 7, 2015 at 11:02 AM

    Loving it! Well done girl!

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  • Reply Marie October 9, 2015 at 5:27 AM

    This is totally fab! What size range does the pattern come in?

    • Reply True Bias October 10, 2015 at 3:10 PM

      thanks Marie – Sizes 2-18

  • Reply Beth – Sew DIY October 11, 2015 at 10:21 PM

    So beautiful!! Congrats on the release! 🙂

    • Reply True Bias October 16, 2015 at 9:39 AM

      thanks so much Beth! It means a lot.

  • Reply kristin October 15, 2015 at 11:42 PM

    oh it’s so pretty and romantic, kelli! congrats on the new pattern!

    • Reply True Bias October 16, 2015 at 9:40 AM

      Thank you Kristin! I must say I do feel so feminine and romantic in it.

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