The Amuse Boho

I remember when the Amuse Boho top and dress came out as part of One Thimble magazine a few months back - I thought it was beautiful! but as I'm trying to do a better job of not buying patterns and then doing nothing with them, I've been working hard on not acquiring new stuff until I'm actually ready to sit down and sew it (which is very much easier said than done!)

I loved the line drawing and tester images from the original release, so I jumped at the chance to sew one up for the #Amuseme Homecoming Tour!

The pattern is written for lightweight wovens, but also can be made with knits if you size down...I opted to stick with a woven, since I'm trying to incorporate more wovens into my wardrobe.  This is a lightweight mystery fabric I picked up at Wal-Mart for $2/yard...normally I would have saved it to muslin with, but the hand feel and drape are fabulous, and I loved the colors, so I decided to just roll with it.  For the yoke, I used a navy linen-esque fabric, also from Wal-Mart...the color was spot on and I loved the ability to break the print up at the neckline.  I love that the top feels flowy, but not like a tent...the subtle gathering brings femininity, but isn't overwhelming.  I can see many more of these in my wardrobe!

The pattern is written for lightweight wovens, but also can be made with knits if you size down...I opted to stick with a woven, since I'm trying to incorporate more wovens into my wardrobe.  This is a lightweight mystery fabric I picked up at Wal-Mart for $2/yard...normally I would have saved it to muslin with, but the hand feel and drape are fabulous, and I loved the colors, so I decided to just roll with it.  For the yoke, I used a navy linen-esque fabric, also from Wal-Mart...the color was spot on and I loved the ability to break the print up at the neckline.  I love that the top feels flowy, but not like a tent...the subtle gathering brings femininity, but isn't overwhelming.  I can see many more of these in my wardrobe!

I was really torn on the back...I have another shirt that has gathers in the back and think it adds a beautiful, feminine quality...but I knew I was making the top length, and didn't want to end up with too much volume in a short length, so I opted for the regular back...and it is perfect!  I love the shaping and shirt-tail hem!  

I was really torn on the back...I have another shirt that has gathers in the back and think it adds a beautiful, feminine quality...but I knew I was making the top length, and didn't want to end up with too much volume in a short length, so I opted for the regular back...and it is perfect!  I love the shaping and shirt-tail hem!  

The Amuse Boho Top and Dress is a relaxed fit raglan pattern designed for woven fabric has options coming out it's ears!  The front yoke that can be used to show off a great fabric design or fun embroidery.  It has a large scoop neckline with an optional button front.   There are 2 sleeve lengths included.  A short sleeve or a 3/4 length sleeve with elastic gathered hem.  There is a lengthen line for the 3/4 sleeve so that you can adjust for your arm length.  For the dress, there are options of a straight or a shirt tail hem in mini, above knee, and knee length.  I love options...it makes one pattern so versatile!

As part of the tour, Dhee over at  The Fab Clique Fabric Shoppe is offering a sweet fabric bundle deal, so make sure you check that out!  

Now through 5/14, you can Save 20% with code: AMUSEME

Use #amuseme to share all your Amuse sews - 1 person will win a WWD pattern pack and special fabric prize from the Fab Clique.

Make sure you checkout all the stops on the tour!

Max California

Sweet Pea & Pumkins

Princesse Et Tresors

Idle Sunshine

Middle River Studio

Connected by a Thread

I Reap What I Sew

Marta Glogger (guest blogger at Winter Wear Designs)

Happily Sewn After

Tales of a Tester

Capture Craft Cook

Can't wait to see what you make!

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