Woodland Critter Blouse

Added May 26, 2013

by CIRQUEDUBEBE

Brisbane, Australia

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Description

I really loved the idea of making a blouse that was more ‘dashing’ than shirty and something you could wear day or night. I used Burdastyle Hi-Low blouse as a base and borrowed various parts from other patterns. Basically I frankensteined the whatsit out of it until I had the blouse I was imagining with a cute understated collar, placket sleeves, a curved hem and self cover buttons. I used a wild woodland critter printed silk crepe de-chine from spoonflower as the main and a black silk for the colorblocking. And last of all I added a big pieced triangle in the back, which was really a lot harder than it looked. Anyway, I really love the result…it’s the perfect mix of classic and fun!

More details on the construction and pics via my blog

Material Notes

Silk crepe de chine

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Blouse
Style
Business, Casual, Classic, Evening Wear, Mod, Preppy, Rock, Vintage
Material
Silk

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    May 27, 2013, 11.51 AMby Noalarm Fakeplastic

    it`s only a pity the forest is not real….

    blouse is very nice and fits you well, great

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    May 26, 2013, 09.39 PMby Helguchi

    I could never imagine that “frankensteining” something could result into something so dazzling. You turned what it looks like a sort of boring pattern into a really beautiful, elegant and such chic blouse. What a great classic and modern combo blouse! Simply stunning.

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    May 26, 2013, 03.17 PMby Inga 888

    I love your "frankensteined’’ blouse! Very stylish :)

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    May 26, 2013, 02.36 PMby julib

    I saw this over on your blog a little awhile ago and absolutely love it! Actually, I think that it is one of my favorite blouses EVER! Seriously. It is just so so cute and fun, but like you said, still classic. I have some of that critter fabric sitting in my cart right now and I’m waiting for my birthday to try and have a good excuse to buy some. Heehee. Anyway, you did a fantastic job! The blouse is beautiful and I think that your pattern frankensteining skills are pretty amazing. :-)

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    May 26, 2013, 12.25 PMby Mary Athey

    its gorgeous and the fabrics so lovely x

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This project is based on

Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/woodland-critter-blouse?all_images=1