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I heart plaid

Added Nov 15, 2009

by alekat

Sydney, Australia






I know most people were disappointed by the $7 price tag on the the Wenlan blouse but sometimes the best patterns are expensive. Like this one time I paid $20 for a vintage coat pattern. It was a really good pattern I promise!… anyway.

So when I saw the Wenlan pattern I saw it’s potential

In this variation I used the sleeves from the JJ blouse and omitted the tie collar. Instead I used some ruffling and I also did the same along the bib front, and I put a green button on the back

nice like mice!

Material Notes

Green plaid cotton




Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Geek, Preppy, Rock

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    Feb 16, 2010, 01.20 AMby Natalia *

    Im so glad I came across this project of yours. I just bought a really great fabric and didn’t know what to make of it, and was thinking that this pattern would make a great blouse of that fabric. However, the 8$ price tag turned me off since I felt like I could only make super fancy silk shirts from it, but seeing your project, I now see that it can be “dressed down” into a super cute, not so fancy top.

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      Feb 16, 2010, 08.53 AMby alekat

      hey! thats cool. i had this fabric around for ages too and was gonna make another JJ, but i thought it would be cute with this pattern and some ruffles.
      sometimes though you have to pay for something nice. a word of advice, the pattern was abit smaller than the normal burda sizes so you might wanna print it at 110% or so.

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      Feb 16, 2010, 02.56 PMby Natalia *

      Oh thanks for the advice. Will keep that in mind when printing it.

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    Nov 20, 2009, 02.07 PMby britynn89

    love this!

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    Nov 19, 2009, 08.22 AMby simka

    wow, great idea, great top!

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    Nov 17, 2009, 02.32 PMby sunny74

    It looks really great! The fabric really works and the ruffle adds a lot to the design.

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    Nov 16, 2009, 03.37 PMby carottesauvage

    Great,you had another dimension to the pattern

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    Nov 16, 2009, 03.33 PMby sewneenee

    love your version of this blouse, looks great on you!! great design choices!

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    Nov 15, 2009, 06.29 PMby zozowahine

    NICE!!! Love the raw edge ruffles as well. I’m scared of using raw edges but I love it when I see it done really nicely like this.

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    Nov 15, 2009, 05.01 PMby ink

    Nice blouse, looks beautiful on you.

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    Nov 15, 2009, 04.55 PMby lunatepetal

    super lovely :) it was well worth spending $7!!

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    Nov 15, 2009, 09.21 AMby aibby

    Like it a lot, nice pattern. Did you make the lampshade too?

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    Nov 15, 2009, 04.38 AMby tangerine-dreams

    Very cute!!

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