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Gingham Carmen Blouse

Added Jan 20, 2011

by froggypondd

Hamilton, New Ze...






I had this vintage gingham that my grandmother gave to me before she passed away that I was determined to use it – however I didn’t want it to look too country-western so I decided to make this simple one shouldered blouse out of it. I originally had some vintage lace trip I was going to use too but I needed 3.40m for the frill but I didn’t quite have enough so I found some cream crocheted ribbon at the haberdashery which I used instead, and I think was better in the end. I made it an inch bigger at the side seams than I normally would so I didn’t have to bother putting in a zip. All up it took me about half a day to make – I cut out the pattern and material the night before and then by lunchtime the next day I had a new top!

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Material Notes

Gingham with a small orange check and crocheted trim with a small satin ribbon running through the middle




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Polyester



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    May 19, 2011, 09.58 AMby aggelicat .)

    beautiful version of this blouse and great photos!!

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    May 18, 2011, 06.11 PMby infinite-plus-one

    Yours is by far the most beautiful top of all the other versions, including the original pattern itself!

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    Jan 22, 2011, 10.00 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    oh ive been wanting to make this one for a while! i had some great fabric my gran had given me too, but sadly not enough. i kinda want to make it out of green gingham now!!! thanks for the lovely post!!

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    Jan 20, 2011, 09.36 PMby peaches2218

    I’m so glad to see that someone has made this pattern. It’s so cute in the gingham!

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      Jan 20, 2011, 09.42 PMby froggypondd

      I fell in love with it when I saw it in the Burda magazine but I was worried it wouldn’t look as good with short hair but I think it’s fine. Thanks!

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    Jan 20, 2011, 09.19 PMby redslippers

    of these pictures are beautiful!! and the top looks brilliant- such a great use of gingham

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      Jan 20, 2011, 09.44 PMby froggypondd

      Thank you! It was very tricky to take photos of it because of the strong sunshine. I don’t usually like to edit my photographs so much but I think it turned out good :D

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    Jan 20, 2011, 02.43 PMby hdk100

    What I really like in the picture -apart from the blouse ofcourse – is the sunshine… What I like most about the blouse is that it brings your grandma back to you… I have my grandma’s threads in her box and it means a lot… Very cute top!!!

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      Jan 20, 2011, 09.46 PMby froggypondd

      I was really pleased with how the sunshine gave a neat glow to the picture. Yes definitely! I was lucky she gave me a lot of material and trims that are super gorgeous. I’ll definitely get on to making up some more of her materials. Thank you!

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