Butterfly Blouse

Added Apr 27, 2010

by rifka

Denver, Colorado...

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Description

Vintage McCall’s pattern from the early 60’s. I know the print is a bit much, but I love it. Stayed true to the pattern with just some bias tape embellishments and an extra butterfly below collar. The extra butterfly is stitched on at the body only, allowing the wings to be free and have motion. I wore it this afternoon to my son’s school and the children were very delighted. I had many requests to touch the butterfly.

Material Notes

Printed Cotton and Bias Tape

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Blouse
Style
Casual, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Jun 10, 2010, 05.38 AMby froglegs

    Love the floating butterfly. Wonderful idea.

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    Apr 30, 2010, 03.41 PMby sunnilj9

    I definitely do not think the print is a bit much! It’s darling! I love the embellishment you made with the butterfly on your shoulder. Now that is sweet!

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    Apr 30, 2010, 03.36 AMby kelepso

    Genuis! Love the fabric and the neon colors in it. The butterfly brooch is so cool.

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    Apr 30, 2010, 12.32 AMby lizajane09

    This is awesome. Where did you find the fabric? I love it!

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      Apr 30, 2010, 03.08 AMby rifka

      Found it at a local fabric swap event. No markings in the selvedge unfortunately.

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    Apr 29, 2010, 05.32 PMby littleweasel

    The butterfly embellishment is so clever! Such a great blouse :)

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    Apr 29, 2010, 08.27 AMby loyl8

    i love it!!! absolutely fabulous!!!

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    Apr 28, 2010, 04.47 PMby eugeniaofthewasps

    Fantastic… I love it!!!

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    Apr 28, 2010, 04.15 PMby candyjoyce

    Your added embelishment is really creative. I’ve just had a look through your studio all your projects are sweet and imaginative, I’m going to add you as a friend so that I don’t miss any future projects of yours.

    Candy

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    Apr 28, 2010, 11.14 AMby Passiona Cottee

    The fabric and pattern are fabulous together. Great choice And those colours!!! Awesome.

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    Apr 28, 2010, 09.01 AMby roarah

    Gorgeous, love the butterfly! How did you cut it/seal the edges to prevent fraying?

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      Apr 28, 2010, 03.53 PMby rifka

      Backed it with a light weight fusible interfacing and used a product called Fray Check, a liquid seam sealant usually used for ribbons.

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    Apr 28, 2010, 07.42 AMby nessys

    This is just gorgeous! Love, love, love it!

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    Apr 28, 2010, 06.38 AMby julietta

    Love it! What a great idea to make one butterfly 3 dimensional :)

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    Apr 28, 2010, 06.38 AMby julietta

    Love it! What a great idea to make one butterfly 3 dimensional :)

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    Apr 28, 2010, 04.58 AMby missymellie

    ah I love it!! it’s sooo cute!

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    Apr 28, 2010, 02.30 AMby jadedrabbit

    Awesome fabric, great pattern.

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    Apr 28, 2010, 01.39 AMby msbluebell

    Gorgeous! So vintage! I love it!

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    Apr 28, 2010, 01.07 AMby taeco

    HOW CUTE!!!! I love the fabric, sleeves, collars… all the details!!

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    Apr 28, 2010, 12.24 AMby thehouseofhearts

    I LOVE the fabric and the peter pan collar and the extra butterfly! Nicely done :)

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