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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

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    Sep 27, 2011, 06.22 PMby sandoz18

    Gorgeous work and styling!

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    Aug 16, 2011, 05.11 PMby epica

    Just so beautiful…. <3

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    Aug 12, 2011, 03.45 PMby Roselisus

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

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    Aug 9, 2011, 03.07 PMby victoriarh

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


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    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!

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    Aug 9, 2011, 02.03 PMby maribug

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

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      Aug 9, 2011, 03.09 PMby victoriarh

      Multiple Thank Yous! I hope this link works:


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    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!

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    Aug 9, 2011, 08.26 AMby Anne Wagenhauser


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    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!

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    Aug 9, 2011, 12.28 AMby applesofavalon

    Gorgeous shirts!

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    Aug 9, 2011, 12.10 AMby ladynunu

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

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