Compagnie M. Pattern Testing

I don't remember how I discovered Compagnie M.  but I was instantly drawn to Marte's designs and her no-nonsense writing style. She also gives awesome free patterns on her blog. So when she was looking for pattern testers, I signed up right away. I simply fell in love with the shirt.

 

I let Ania choose the fabric, and this is what she pulled out. Wouldn't be my first choice, but there was no convincing her. This is what she wanted. I can't tell you where the fabric came from, I don't remember buying it. But I think it actually works well with the pattern - sweet and innocent. Just ignore the scary looking creature on her arm. :)

I love the details on the shirt - the pleats and the yoke are my favorite.
 
Check out the cool sleeves! Marte did an excellent job with written instructions and pictures. It came together quickly without any issues. It is probably for an intermediate  sewist (Is it a word?), in other words I wouldn't make this your first sewing project. However, if you are comfortable sewing a pillow case, this might be a good way to challenge yourself. :)
 
 

Ania loves it, especially since she picked the fabric. It was starting to rain during the photo shoot, but as a true super model she persevered. :)
 
 




 

14 comments

  1. First of all WOW I can't believe how much older Ania suddenly looks?! And her curls awwwww. LOVE that top and yes that fabric totally works ;-)

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  2. Lovely,the top AND little Ania :-)

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  3. Oh how I love this top! Great job!

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  4. She did great job on fabric choice :) Lovely top! Love the details!

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  5. I am in love with this top, too!

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  7. Beautiful, and I love her fabric pick! You're right...it's so sweet, and perfect for this blouse! This turned out beautifully :)

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  8. It looks adorable. And so neatly done!

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  9. looks very charming and "rustic", you should have had the photo session in a haystack:) very adorable, I think this kind of style matches Ania's curls very nicely :)

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  10. This is a crazy cool shirt! Wow! I want one for me, thanks for turning me on to the pattern designers. I'll have to check that out.

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  11. This is darling. I love the choice of fabrics. It is a great way to kids to wear what you have made.

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  12. I love all the little details....a lovely little top, Olga!!!

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  13. I just read you comment on my blog!
    Thank you!!
    Your version is so beautiful! You did an amazing job with the front yoke (and Ann's fabric selection is perfect for this pattern! Love everything :-)

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  14. Hi Olga
    Finally got the chance to stop by your blog, we've got a few things in common :-)
    - I also tested Compagnie M's Mara-blouse a few weeks ago
    - I tested Straight Grain's Hanami last week
    - ànd I was a Crafterhours Skirt Week winner!
    Our sewing-paths run a bit similar, don't you think? Anyway, I love your version of the blouse here, the fabric is pure romance!

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