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Alien queen blouse

Added Apr 4, 2010

by tilly-vanilly

London, United K...






Yay! I’ve finally finished my first vintage sewing project – Simplicity 4255, from 1953, in green poly-cotton lawn. It took me about three million years but I got there in the end, only to be told by my loving boyfriend that I looked like “an alien queen … in a good way”. More pics and an outline of the labour involved on my blog :)

Material Notes

Poly-cotton lawn




Garment Type

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    Feb 17, 2012, 09.40 PMby LouisaLoves

    I have to make this! Its so cool! Well done

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    Jan 25, 2011, 06.06 PMby stars

    How could alien queen be anything other than good? Gorgeous colour and I love the combination of the soft bow and then geometric cuffs.

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    Jul 22, 2010, 07.51 PMby meseide

    I love this blouse, particularly the cuffs.

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    Apr 6, 2010, 06.42 AMby mahaila

    Generally I am not a fan of the wrap around garments, however it works so well with this blouse. You chose a great colour. The collar and sleeves really compliment each other. Love it! A fantastic effort!

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    Apr 5, 2010, 04.04 PMby sunnilj9

    I absolutely adore this top! And I love the color that you’ve picked for it. It reminds me so much of a certain top worn by one of my favorite characters in the movie Chocolat! Oh gosh, I really want this! Right into the favorites with you!

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    Apr 5, 2010, 08.30 AMby irmchen

    I wish I could express my thoughts on your blouse in german words! LOVE IT! :)

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    Apr 5, 2010, 01.20 AMby candidette

    That’s excellent. Really feminine and flattering – I like the alien thing. It’s like a Jetsons age blouse :o)

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    Apr 4, 2010, 11.10 PMby mixtlii

    You look fantastic, and this blouse look so professional!

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    Apr 4, 2010, 09.00 PMby frkbustad

    I’m so impressed… love love LOVE it! Wish I was so bold to go on with vintage patterns.

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    Apr 4, 2010, 08.07 PMby nenasew

    So adorable. Its definitely a statement piece. I love the way it looks.

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    Apr 4, 2010, 07.53 PMby Barbara Eccles

    love it want the pattern…would look cool in check

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    Apr 4, 2010, 07.48 PMby helenadoll

    I love the 50s spaceage theme! very cool

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