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Mini Paisley Blouse

Added Mar 31, 2012

by Chloe' Window

Tampa, Florida, ...






I got the BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook as a Christmas present last year and had my eyes on the blouse and the coat especially.

Inspired by the variations from other members on each project, I decided to try two new things I haven’t done before: chiffon and pintucks (front, center-back and on the sleeve cuffs)

I made a few changes to the original pattern:
- fusing the princess seams so I can have the front panel entirely for pintucks
- fusing the front and back yoke pieces into one large piece
- having the tie waist go all around instead of putting elastic in the back

The end result is very flattering and truly mine so I’m very happy. I wore it on our recent vacation to Lisbon, Portugal and love the photos. Btw if I look a bit chubby it’s not the blouse’s fault – I’m 4 months pregnant and this blouse actually works well as an early maternity shirt ;-)

See more on my blog Chloe’s Window

Material Notes

Polyester chiffon with mini paisley print



Related Techniques


Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Romantic
Chiffon, Cotton, Eyelet, Polyester, Rayon, Satin, Silk

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    Aug 30, 2012, 03.24 PMby Jodi Wade

    So pretty. I like the pintucks and the fabric a lot.

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    Apr 27, 2012, 11.33 AMby wzrdreams

    Beautiful choice of fabric and nice location for the photos. Congratulations on your good news!

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    Apr 1, 2012, 04.12 PMby smallone

    Beautiful rendition ….well done!!

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    Apr 1, 2012, 01.04 PMby tannaz

    Gorgeous! Absolutely love it! :)

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    Mar 31, 2012, 05.04 PMby jacquipardue

    your blouse is lovely! I really like the pin-tucks. Congrats!

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    Mar 31, 2012, 05.02 PMby Jolands

    Very nice. Looks great on you. Well done!

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