St Patrick's Day blouse

Added Mar 17, 2012

by schnui

Brisbane, Australia

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Description

Several months ago I found this green fabric at The Fabric Store in Brisbane and thought this would be great for a blouse to wear to a St Patrick’s Day party I attend each year with my Irish relatives. I used Burda pattern #128, 9/2011. It was very easy to construct and as it was quite long in length, I decided to add vents in the side seams in case I wanted to wear it out over my pants. It was a very hot and humid night and this blouse was very cool and comfortable to wear. I am very happy with it and will make this pattern again and have a request from my daughter for one as well.

Material Notes

Cotton sateen. Vintage buttons from my button collection.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Summer, Spring
For
Women
Style
Casual, Classic
Material
Cotton

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    Jul 4, 2013, 01.44 PMby eliseanna

    Love this! Much better than my st patrick’s day attempt this year!

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    Sep 4, 2012, 10.18 AMby marnieann

    You have inspired me. I have looked straight past this pattern before until saw you delicious version. I love everything about it and you look so good in it!

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      Sep 4, 2012, 10.57 AMby schnui

      Thank-you again for more lovely comments. I would not have made this blouse either if I hadn’t found BurdaStyle online. I look through my Burdas and often don’t like what I see and then on this site, I see someone else’s take on a pattern and then I am inspired. I have made several things lately (which I am yet to post) that I wouldn’t have made if I hadn’t viewed them through this site.

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    Mar 23, 2012, 06.47 PMby Irina Schwab

    Ha ha! I missed St Patrick’s Day on Burdastyle! But I know all about it, my in laws have Irish roots :-) Nice top!

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      Mar 24, 2012, 12.00 AMby schnui

      Thanks Irina!! My Irish relatives are a hoot and we have a fun time each year. I haven’t made anything special before but now they all want me to sew for them for next year. I will have to be on the look out for emerald green fabric!!

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    Mar 19, 2012, 06.20 PMby Binita Shrestha

    So festive and perfect for the celebrations. Hope you had a great time!

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      Mar 19, 2012, 09.16 PMby schnui

      Thank-you Binita, I did have a great time. My Irish relatives know how to put on a party. They all want me to make them green tops for next year, so I will be out hunting for Irish green fabric.

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    Mar 19, 2012, 01.36 AMby buddingnaturalist

    Nice. You will be well camouflaged (in style) among the revellers. And congratulations on getting a mannequin. Its on my list too right after knitting machine ;D

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      Mar 19, 2012, 09.14 PMby schnui

      Thank-you; yes I did look like I could hide well among the revelers or even a rain forest. The mannequin has not arrived yet; due any day!! A knitting machine will be fun. My Mum had one years ago and loved it, but when she moved to Australia (Brisbane), she left it behind and at 83, still knits by hand the most beautiful things. Fancy tea cosies are her thing at the moment.

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    Mar 18, 2012, 06.40 AMby Liora Litman-Cohen

    I really love the blouse and the fabric.good work!

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      Mar 18, 2012, 07.44 AMby schnui

      Thanks Liora, how sweet of you. You look like you are still so busy with your beautiful family. I love seeing the photos of your dear little children. Happy sewing when you have time!!!

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      Mar 18, 2012, 11.27 AMby Liora Litman-Cohen

      You certainly got the picture right! time… I wish I had more of it… Thanks for being such a supportive freind.

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    Mar 18, 2012, 03.08 AMby poppykettle

    Yay! Happy St Pats day to you! Green is my favourite colour to wear, so I never need an excuse. Your blouse looks lovely! :)

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      Mar 18, 2012, 05.01 AMby schnui

      Thanks Poppykettle. Did you wear your beautiful Marfy top yesterday??? I have the pattern for that top now, so I will be making a muslin this week. I think I am a little larger than the pattern but will make all adjustments to fit as I cannot stop thinking of yours. In fact I copied and printed your photo to my pattern so I will be inspired.

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    Mar 18, 2012, 02.29 AMby patti-r

    Love the Blouse, looks lovely on you, Great Job and Happy St Pat’s Day!! Hugs , Patti

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      Mar 18, 2012, 04.57 AMby schnui

      Happy St Pat’s day to you too and thanks so much for your lovely comments.

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    Mar 18, 2012, 01.28 AMby ronnielee

    Ah! the luck of the Irish. You have a winner there! Thank you for always giving nice comments also!

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      Mar 18, 2012, 02.15 AMby schnui

      My pleasure Ronnielee; everyone on this site gives me inspiration so the least I can do is give encouragement and praise.

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    Mar 17, 2012, 11.08 PMby jennyrecorder

    Lovely Marjorie, happy St Pat’s Day :)

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      Mar 17, 2012, 11.50 PMby schnui

      Thanks Jenny. Boy, it was a hot and humid night here in Brisbane for St Pat’s day, but had a fun time.

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    Mar 17, 2012, 11.01 PMby libra-s

    This top is very pretty and suits you well!

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      Mar 17, 2012, 11.49 PMby schnui

      Thank-you, I am very happy with it.

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    Mar 17, 2012, 09.53 PMby merche

    Very nice blouse! You look great in green!

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      Mar 17, 2012, 10.22 PMby schnui

      Thank-you so much for your kind comment. I don’t normally wear green but it may become my new favourite colour.

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    Mar 17, 2012, 09.15 PMby julib

    So pretty and festive! I love the fabric you picked!! :-)

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      Mar 17, 2012, 10.21 PMby schnui

      Thank-you for your kind comments. The fabric was lovely to sew as well and so nice to wear. I did have to wash it first as it had a strong chemical smell on it and that always worries me.

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    Mar 17, 2012, 07.25 PMby apfelbluete

    The blouse you made is so beautyful! This green color suits you well! I love this pattern, I wish I had it too.

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      Mar 17, 2012, 10.19 PMby schnui

      Thank-you for your lovely comments. As you know, I greatly admire your work, so I really appreciate your kind words.

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    Mar 17, 2012, 05.23 PMby fashionfreek

    Happy Patricks Day! Nice Blouse.x

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      Mar 17, 2012, 10.17 PMby schnui

      Thank-you and a very Happy St Pat’s day to you too.

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    Mar 17, 2012, 04.14 PMby blueartisan

    Gorgeous colours and looks fabulous on you! Hope you had a great time at the party!

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      Mar 17, 2012, 10.17 PMby schnui

      Thank-you for your very kind comments. Yes, I did have a lovely time at the party with my Irish relatives; they are always fun and the Irish stew was delicious.

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    Mar 17, 2012, 03.19 PMby step-van-b

    I’ll make this blouse soon in a plane color. Your version is great!

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      Mar 17, 2012, 10.15 PMby schnui

      Thank-you and I look forward to seeing your top when you have made it.

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    Mar 17, 2012, 02.17 PMby zsyzu

    Very cute! I"m going to have to try this pattern out. Well done!

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      Mar 17, 2012, 02.21 PMby schnui

      Thank-you so much. It really is quite easy. Check the length from under the arm to the hem; you may not want it to be so long and it is a waste of fabric otherwise.

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