Slouchy Floral Blouse

Added Oct 15, 2010

by candyjoyce

Southampton, Uni...

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I was invited to take part in a project involving Burdastyle and Westminster Liberty Art Fabrics.

It was really tough to pick one of the many fabulous fabrics available from the Westminster Liberty Art Prints but when my choice came through in the post I knew I had made the right decision, I love it! The print is really bold and vibrant and I think this slouchy Blouse shows it off so well.

There wasn’t quite enough fabric to fit all the pattern pieces on the right way up, so instead of having an upside down piece I chose to do the collar/lapel as a seperate sewn-on facing in a plain cream cotton and did the same with the button straps. I think this ended up looking really great and being a nice feature of the blouse.

I’m really proud of my neat button holes in coral thread and kind of wish I had done all of the topstitching in this thread as well. Also really loving the big clear gold rimmed buttons.

Material Notes

Westminster Liberty Art Fabrics
Fordwych from the Marylebone Collection

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Blouse
Style
Other
Material
Cotton

Credits

Buttons

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    Aug 22, 2011, 12.26 PMby flowergirl22

    this is really pretty,, I love the fabric ,, and the little details with the buttons

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    Oct 20, 2010, 11.20 AMby charlotteauzou

    That is such a pretty fabric and a lovely pattern !

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    Oct 19, 2010, 09.25 PMby Peter Lappin

    Lovely job and beautiful details!

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    Oct 17, 2010, 06.23 PMby nattyjane

    Very pretty! I especially like the look of the plain collar and sleeve straps with the print.

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    Oct 16, 2010, 10.11 PMby froggypondd

    Gorgeous!

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    Oct 16, 2010, 03.58 PMby corduroycoat

    Beautifully executed! Your buttonholes and topstitching do look great. I love the buttons, too.

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    Oct 16, 2010, 03.45 PMby mausflee

    Ralf said it all,beautiful!

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    Oct 16, 2010, 06.30 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    this is such an amazing piece of work! i love your blouse and the material of your choice ! very well done!

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      Oct 16, 2010, 11.04 PMby candyjoyce

      :) Thanks Ralf

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    Oct 16, 2010, 01.59 AMby wzrdreams

    Your blouse is so pretty! Congratulations!

    BTW, I’m working on this same pattern right now and the instructions are driving me BONKERS! Can you share how you did your hems and cuffs? I can totally wing it, but I know the instructions do mean something.

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      Oct 16, 2010, 11.01 PMby candyjoyce

      Hi, Thanks.

      You know, I had the same problem with the instructions.
      On the cuffs I turned them in 1/4 inch and then in again and topstitiched down. On the hem I turned it in 1/4 inch and then sewed the right side facing to the right side blouse along the front and then turned the rest of the hem up and topstitched it all down….In other words, I winged it!

      Look forward to seeing your version of this blouse

      Cheers,
      Candy

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      Oct 17, 2010, 05.26 AMby wzrdreams

      I finished mine today! Thanks for your reply.

      Also, I can tell you did a really great job matching the print on the front overlap of the blouse.

      BTW, is that a Kasia skirt you are wearing with the blouse? It’s a great outfit all together.

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      Oct 17, 2010, 01.08 PMby candyjoyce

      Hi,

      Cool, hope you handled the hem and cuffs ok?!

      It’s a simplified Kasia in my pics, I got rid of the front flap and buttons and also simplified the waistband.

      Thanks for noicing my pattern matching, It was pretty important to me. At one point I thought I was going to have to have one of the front sections upside down because I didn’t have quite enough fabric!

      Cheers,
      Candy

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      Oct 17, 2010, 02.59 PMby wzrdreams

      I did figure out the instructions after all. The first time I tried it I did what you did, but my fabric is an oxford cloth which is a touch heavier than the Westminster fabrics. I ended up serging the seam allowances and then turning it up once and top stitching.

      When I cut open my fabric package from Westminster I accidentally nicked the folded edge with my scissors! I had to mark the cut carefully and place my pieces around it. That was a bit of a challenge!

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