I’m blessed to live in the town of ‘getaway’. We have a multitude of beaches, waterways and hinterland to frolick about in on a daily basis. As result unless I’m at work, I dress like I’m on holidays… casual dressing is my forte.
After my happy experience with Liesl & Co Late Lunch Tunic (aka the beach cover-up) I wanted to sew another Liesl & Co… so I decided that the Weekend Getaway Blouse & Dress pattern was just the ticket.
Let me tell you THIS IS THE EASIEST TOP EVER to construct. You can read about my thoughts on the pattern at Stitch 56 and you can get the downloadable PDF here… and in the meantime here are some ‘frolicking in the sun’ pictures in my Getaway (at home) Blouse! And it’s more ‘mad Hawaiian’ in spirit
and finally…. I do appear to live in paradise… yes they are dolphins swimming by as I stroll along the beach with the mad whippet Banjo… life is tough…
Don’t you think a sewing weekend away in Port Macquarie is just the ticket? Think of the blog shots!
Pattern: Liesl & Co Weekend Getaway Blouse & Dress
Fabric: Silk cotton from Spotlight.
Cold and jealous here in the UK. That is a lovely blouse but it will be a while before I need anything like that here! (Got any good woolly jumpers to share?)
I am knitting a cardigan at the moment LOL. I don’t need many jumpers here, even winter isn’t that cold.
This pattern also comes with a 3/4 sleeve version.
Please don’t gloat.
(Do you have a spare room – only until about April?)
Only if you like sleeping in the sewing machine room on a camping mat!
If the sun is out I can cope!
Be careful, Lizzy. I live in South Florida. My sewing room IS my guest room. When company comes, I pull out the inflatable mattresses – yes plural. there are 2 – Guests never seem to mind sleeping among sewing machines and fabric as long as they can go to the beach and/or pool every day from November until April or May. In the meantime, guess whose sewing gets slowed down to a crawl during these visits. I often let my guests know that I’ll be in their space while they’re out. That’s the only way to get some sewing done when company is around.
I love my family and friends, but their visits do inhibit the flow of things in the sewing room. No doubt, you love yours too. Just be ready to put some of your sewing plans on hold… or at the very least significantly revise your schedule.
People swim all year round here… however both my kids have trundle beds… so I move the kids into one room & the guests get the other kids room… sewing room untouched!
Nice.. MMM me thinks one should get this pattern. Do the dolphins come with?
Hmmmm not sure how they are going to take the PDF & download process…
too true.. You are very spoiled up there…
I’m in love with Liesl and co patterns too. Gah you are sooo luckly to have dolphins on your doorstep.
And koalas! Don’t forget the little cute furry guys 😉
Hi Lizzy, I hadn’t been by for a bit and wanted some sunshine to start the day. Your corner of the world is certainly the ticket. Man oh man, we just got blasted with a winter blizzard and what I wouldn’t give to be on that beach today, especially with Banjo 😀
I like the colour and tiny capped sleeve on your new beach wear, the silk cotton sounds really comfy too. You’re looking awesome as usual, cheers.
Hi there! I was thinking you had been a little quiet. Blizzard – that’s just beyond my imagining! I don’t even see a frost.
I hope your winter is brief & your spring arrives early!!
i’m there. where do i book? love that blouse!
Welcome anytime, even our winter is quite agreeable!
Your photos have reminded me I need a holiday, or a move! Lovely top, I haven’t seen Liesl and co patterns before, will have to check them out
The pattern photos didn’t sell them to me but the design lines and quality finish sure did!
Ooh lovely! This looks like a great pattern to try. Will pop over to take a look at the PDF.
It is a great easy make!
what a great blouse!!
Yes, yes, I think Port Macquarie will be PERFECT for a sewing weekend– meet me at the airport! 😉
No worries – bring the pug?
I wanna come to that meetup too!! Cold and jealous too…
More than welcome!
What a lovely top (and environment…) I love your dog, he’s so joyful! Great accompaniment to your blouse 🙂
He is a happy soul. He cries with excitement on the way to the beach!
Looks like the perfect blouse to kick back in! And never mind a weekend in Port Macquarie, I’m coming to live with you, I hope that’s ok!?
Absolutely – do you mind sleeping with sewing machines? I have four in the spare room!
Yet another pattern that is sitting around in my stash! I keep seeing such lovely versions around the blogosphere so it may have to move up my list. I could use sleeves and collars with little to no effort!
It’s definitely an easy make – I really like the ease and shape, very comfortable!
Very pretty shirt, Lizzy. And the pic of Banjo!!! Too cute!! He looks just darling in that ‘hurry up run’ pose.
He does love me to join in with his gallops, he just giggles on the inside at my speed I think!
Great shirt Lizzy.
My travel sewing machine is good carry on luggage so I’m there too!
I’ve been thinking seriously about organising a two day sewing workshop with a tutor – just need to figure out if I can get the numbers to cover costs…
Beautiful blouse. I have just been admiring Thornberry’s version, as well. Must get this one.
It’s such a quick make, perfect for saving yourself hours at the machine!
You definitely reside in a bit of paradise. Pretty beach pics! I love the “mad Hawaiian” print – The blouse LOOKS like it is going to be a button up with that neat collar- But it’s not!
That’s what I love about it, no closures it looks tricky to make but it’s easy as pie!
Your top turned out great! I often feel the same way about my city. It was rated the #1 tourist destination (I think in the US), 2 years in a row. Your home looks a little more “vacationy” than mine though. I would love to visit! I love how your dog always manages to sneak in a pic 🙂
Great blouse and great dog! I have a whippet too 😉
Such gorgeous dogs!
I love the look and fit of this blouse. Think I’ll go through my pattern stash to find one like it. I know it’s in there somewhere. Just been a little while since I’ve made that particular blouse. Thanks for triggering the idea.
It’s lovely to wear, just enough ease to be comfortable without being too loose & unflattering – have fun!
Sweet little top.
LOVE that print… and the gorgeous backdrop!
Lovely top! And the dolphins… What a beautifu place it is you live in!
This pattern is definitely on my wishlist, thanks for the inspiration…
I do live in a beautiful place, I’m very lucky. It’s a lovely simple little pattern. A fun make that is easy to wear.
so vibrant and wonderful.. we having a terrible cold weather and i wish i could getaway to a beautiful beach
Always welcome at my house Rachel!
I was searching for images of the Weekend Blouse, looking for inspiration, and spotted your beach one with the whippet – of course this caught my eye! I have Two mad whippets!! love your shirt too!
I adore my whippet, he’s very boisterous & social! We ran into two other whippet families on the beach recently and the 5 dogs had a blast together!