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Procrastination Blouse

Added Jan 14, 2012

by usherwoodc

Belper, United K...






In the name of procrastination I made a blouse (I was supposed to be tidying the house… yuk!)

My aunt bought over 3 large black bin bags of clothes she had worn ranging from some very funky 70s dresses to the more modern. In this bag was a long ankle length dark blue gingham skirt.

Soooo I chopped it up and “harvested” the fabric for making myself a new item of clothing. I originally wanted to make myself a little weekend dress but there wasn’t enough fabric so I decided on a top. I based it on the Simplicity pattern 3835 which I purchased from Dunelm Mill for about 35p a while ago in a sale. I discovered that it had half of the instructions missing. Based on the picture I think the idea was to put elastic in the neckline but I decided against that and drafted this “pixie collar” and my fiancé called it.

I really like this top. Other than my denim skirt most items I make end up in a pile never to be worn again!

I tried to get my new cat to play along in the photos but she got spooked by the trains going past the house. She looks like she has seen a ghost!

Material Notes

Heavy weight cotton




Garment Type

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    Jan 14, 2012, 11.01 PMby usherwoodc

    Thank you :-) fortunately the fabric is slightly stretch so I didn’t need a zip. I thought I might need a side zip when I was sewing it but in the end it turned out I can slip it straight on. Pheww! I didn’t fancy sewing a zip for a top that was meant to be a quick “get sewing out of my system” sewing session!

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    Jan 14, 2012, 06.31 PMby mixtlii

    Very cute top! How does it open? Is there a side zipper?

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