NEW BurdaStyle
Best of Blogging List!

Subscribe to our FREE digital newsletter and
receive the new Top 50 Bloggers List for
sewing, fashion and craft enthusiasts!

Liberty (Nolli) print blouse

Added Feb 22, 2014

by mischi

Singapore, Singa...






This blouse was a little bit of a mistake in many ways…. I had bought a very small amount of a liberty print cotton, in a fantastic map print around 3-4 years ago. It was a favorite print and I held off making something for a long time. Finally I decided to try out one of the tops from the Japanese pattern book series, but, I cut something out very wrongly and ended up with an overly wide neck. Disappointed I left it unfinished for a couple of years.

Finally, I decided to try to finish off the top so I could wear it. I gathered the neckline and used a grey bias binding for the neck and sleeves. I left it wide to finish off the waistband. Since I’d bought such a small piece of fabric (and cut the original facings wrong—I seriously have no idea what happened here) I didn’t have enough to make self-fabric bias binding, which is usually my preferred option.

Nolli is an architectural term for a city plan that shows only the massing of buildings.

Material Notes

Liberty cotton in a map print that I’ve never seen since. Purchased around 2010.




Garment Type

2 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Bulgaria_and_france_burgundy_2012_101_large

    Feb 22, 2014, 11.14 PMby schnui

    This is lovely and I am sure you look great in it. Sometimes dressmaking doesn’t run smoothly but you can end up with something really nice, such as this top.

    1 Reply
    • Snapshot_2009-10-12_16-43-35_large

      Feb 24, 2014, 10.53 AMby mischi

      Thanks! You’re definitely right, I find that given patience you can often make the best of a “mistake”.

  • _34_large

    Feb 22, 2014, 10.48 AMby liliv-1

    I love this fabric and the little sleeves are so cute!

    1 Reply
    • Snapshot_2009-10-12_16-43-35_large

      Feb 22, 2014, 11.08 AMby mischi

      Thanks! The sleeves and front are cut as one piece so they ended up quite sweet, a sort-of cap-sleeve!

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 1 person added it