Art History Blouse

Added Mar 21, 2012

by erica-penton

Halifax, Canada

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Description

Who doesn’t need more polka-dots in their life?
I used my old stand-by, McCalls 5929, but added a long, draped bow that was patterned after an old tank top. I just took out the seam on that one and traced it on my fabric – worked like a charm! The McCalls pattern already has a Y- front shape to the neckline, so it was easy to incorporate this feature. I also made the shirt about 3 inches longer, so that I could belt it up for a different shape than my previous incarnations of this pattern.

You can read more about this project and see the inspiration on my blog

Material Notes

Cotton-rayon blend.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Blouse
Style
Business, Casual, Classic, Preppy
Material
Cotton, Blends, Denim, Eyelet, Linen, Rayon, Shirting

Credits

Photographer

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    Mar 28, 2012, 01.56 PMby threadsquare

    Perfect! The blouse and the entire outfit :)

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    Mar 27, 2012, 01.18 AMby olystyrene

    Lovely work! It’s a classic look and you executed it beautifully.

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    Mar 26, 2012, 11.08 PMby notdeadredhead

    Totally awesome! I’ve had it in my head to make a similar project for a while. Where does the time go for sewing? X^D

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    Mar 26, 2012, 02.00 AMby poppykettle

    Love the look!

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    Mar 25, 2012, 03.24 AMby Shona Roon

    Love this, especially with the cardigan!

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    Mar 23, 2012, 04.36 AMby nouvellegamine

    totally cute & versatile! you can never rock enough polka dots!

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    Mar 22, 2012, 07.01 PMby erica-penton

    Thank you everyone for your lovely comments!

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    Mar 22, 2012, 09.07 AMby dottty

    Always love a blouse with a bow, its very feminine, great blog too jj:)x

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      Mar 22, 2012, 09.08 AMby dottty

      and i love those shoes jj:)x

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      Mar 22, 2012, 06.58 PMby erica-penton

      Thank you! And the shoes are from Modcloth!

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    Mar 22, 2012, 12.03 AMby schnui

    I love your blouse and your blog.

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    Mar 21, 2012, 09.25 PMby lisa g

    your whole outfit is lovely! it’s hard to find a good polka dot material. i’ve soooo been itching for a tie front blouse, and yours is just perfection.

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    Mar 21, 2012, 09.00 PMby cambra

    Perfection! I love how you styled it as well. Cute, cute, cute.

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    Mar 21, 2012, 05.57 PMby prettysewinggirl

    oh this is real pretty! well done & enjoy wearing your polka dots!!!!!

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    Mar 21, 2012, 04.52 PMby TailorFairy

    Love the blouse! Love the outfit! Congrats!

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    Mar 21, 2012, 02.45 PMby hdk100

    I love the whole outfit! Polka dots and bows rule! I really like that the bow is lower than the similar blouses have it. I’d love to have one too…

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      Mar 22, 2012, 07.02 PMby erica-penton

      Yes! I love bows, but I don’t want to be practically wearing a turtleneck either.

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