Market Blouse

Added Nov 14, 2011

by aileenc

Dublin, Ireland

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Description

Sew Lisette (Simplicity) 2211. Blouse, view E.

Tilda cotton, 1m.

I didn’t put gathers in the sleeves; instead, I used pleats. I think it looks nicer! The sleeve band is quite snug. I would probably add 1-2cm more ease if I were making it again. The pattern is also short. I lengthened it by 3cm and made a narrower hem and still find it short. Still, it’s comfortable and wasn’t too difficult.

ETA: the sizing on the pattern runs quite large. I’m a 33" bust and cut out the size 14 to find it was gigantic. Ended up using the size 6!

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Tops
Style
Casual, Preppy
Material
Cotton

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    Nov 15, 2011, 01.00 PMby prettysewinggirl

    Very neat sewing!!

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      Nov 17, 2011, 10.05 AMby aileenc

      Thanks :)

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    Nov 15, 2011, 05.58 AMby messel

    LOVE THIS! How deep of pleast did you take?

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      Nov 17, 2011, 10.07 AMby aileenc

      Thanks :) I took about 5cm at the top (sleeve cap) and maybe 3-4cm at the bottom (sleeve band). All I did was match the centre notches on the sleeve with those on the armhole and sleeve band and then fold in the extra fabric to make the pleat. It was fiddly but got it to work eventually!

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    Nov 14, 2011, 11.23 PMby nouvellegamine

    honestly, i hadn’t thought of making this until i saw your version. your fabric is so cute it just brings out the cuteness i was overlooking :D

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      Nov 17, 2011, 10.07 AMby aileenc

      lol you’re too nice :) I couldn’t walk away from the fabric either! Totally worth it.

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    Nov 14, 2011, 06.04 PMby kitzler

    I love this blouse! Beautifully sewn, great pattern, and super fabric choice. The pleats in the sleeves are a great idea. I’ve got to try this pattern.

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      Nov 17, 2011, 10.07 AMby aileenc

      Thanks :D

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    Nov 14, 2011, 02.09 PMby helenaviertel

    This blouse is VERY beautiful!

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      Nov 17, 2011, 10.07 AMby aileenc

      Thank you!

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    Nov 14, 2011, 02.08 PMby froggylonglegs

    Beautiful blouse! So inspired and the fabric is just perfect.

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      Nov 17, 2011, 10.08 AMby aileenc

      Thanks!

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    Nov 14, 2011, 02.01 PMby jennyrecorder

    Ooh, I like that!

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      Nov 17, 2011, 10.08 AMby aileenc

      Gracias ;)

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