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!

Poetic chiffon shirt

Added Aug 8, 2011

by victoriarh

Liverpool, Unite...






Using a Simplicity pattern for a Pirate costume shirt.
Leaving out all ruffles and cord ties, I chose some beautifully light and intricately patterned sari fabric from the local fabric store. Selling by weight I got approximately 3 1/2 metres for £5!
I usually buy 3 1/2 metres for these shirts due to the hefty amount needed for the sleeves.
I love shirts with these huge sleeves… most shops disagree.
I’ve made four so far – This one (third in the queue) A nightdress with purple jersey, a muslin pared-down shirt for a male friend and the first, a simple white shirt (which turned out to be huge) Pictures soon.

Material Notes

Unused sari fabric – chiffon.


Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bohemian, Romantic, Vintage

11 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Collar2_large

    Sep 27, 2011, 06.22 PMby sandoz18

    Gorgeous work and styling!

  • P1040579_large

    Aug 16, 2011, 05.11 PMby epica

    Just so beautiful…. <3

  • Missing

    Aug 12, 2011, 03.45 PMby Roselisus

    wow I really love the sleeves! it is indeed gorgeous!

  • 283522_10150277656535742_512870741_7374768_3364033_n_large

    Aug 9, 2011, 03.07 PMby victoriarh

    Thank you, you gorgeous people! Turns out it was this Simplicity shirt I originally used:

  • Missing

    Aug 9, 2011, 02.51 PMby BeYou TiFul

    WOW I love this blouse! All your pictures are lovely but the first one is my favourite. Great fabric, great color, very well done!

  • 5512784_gal_large

    Aug 9, 2011, 02.03 PMby maribug

    this is GORGEOUS!!! can you tell us what pattern exactly you used? it’s SO beautiful.

    1 Reply
    • 283522_10150277656535742_512870741_7374768_3364033_n_large

      Aug 9, 2011, 03.09 PMby victoriarh

      Multiple Thank Yous! I hope this link works:

  • Gres_headress_1957_large

    Aug 9, 2011, 10.27 AMby tasallison

    perfect! i have been wanting to see a project like this for so long..thanks for the inspiration!

  • Twitter_pic_large

    Aug 9, 2011, 08.26 AMby Anne Wagenhauser


  • Dsc09595avatar_large

    Aug 9, 2011, 05.50 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    this is both: beautiful and romantic and i love love love that blouse. it is so pretty and suits you very very well!

  • Dscn0844_large

    Aug 9, 2011, 12.28 AMby applesofavalon

    Gorgeous shirts!

  • June2011_tybee_large

    Aug 9, 2011, 12.10 AMby ladynunu

    I love your shirt, and its costume origins. Great work on styling it three different ways too.

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

Add to Favorites 70 people added it