Part Two of my current Fabricville Blogger project is another Jalie pattern -- this time the Florence Blouse & Dress. I chose to make the blouse length, as this was intended as part of an outfit along with my Fall-worthy Bianca, in the jumper configuration! 

I absolutely love this pattern! After much searching, I chose this black and white cotton (ANGELA cotton print - Stokes - White) from the Fabricville site; it has a bit more body than intended for the Florence, but it's still a fairly thin and malleable cotton -- it's slightly translucent, too: if you look closely you can see the print through the pockets. But it's certainly not a problem. 

I cut Size Y, although I'm size X by measurement -- it's a slight difference but I was really going for the boxy oversize look here. Once I received this fabric I realized that it had an 80s vibe that I hadn't really... [read more]