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Added Jun 19, 2014

by pambox

Sydney, Australia






This is one of the three-in-one La Sylphide pattern by Papercut Patterns. The pattern has a dress and skirt as well as the blouse, and their patterns come beautifully packaged (and free worldwide shipping!). I thought I should start making more ‘grown-up’ clothes, and also more tops. I like blouses, but had never found any I wanted. I saw this Zebra fabric – so much better than just Zebra-stripe fabric – at Spotlight and thought it would be perfect for a fun, feminine, blouse.

I was worried that using the georgette would be difficult. It was awkward to cut the pattern pieces out, and I had to be careful to weight it down while I traced the pieces in chalk. But it was surprisingly easy to sew with it. I didn’t want the fabric to fray, so every seam is covered using bias binding. I also decided to use press studs rather than do buttonholes, because the fabric does fray. There are buttons on the outside, but they’re purely decorative.

Material Notes

1 metre georgette
5 buttons


Fall, Spring
Garment Type
Classic, Romantic

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    Jun 25, 2014, 01.20 AMby nadia r

    nice top, i’d wear it

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      Jun 29, 2014, 11.58 AMby pambox

      The pattern was easy to use, so it’s worth buying if you like it

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    Jun 23, 2014, 03.11 PMby slmnstyle

    Very pretty! I love the zebra print!

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      Jun 29, 2014, 11.52 AMby pambox

      It’s a great print, isn’t it?

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    Jun 21, 2014, 09.45 PMby Mary Athey

    So pretty and it looks great on you x

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      Jun 29, 2014, 11.52 AMby pambox

      Thanks Mary

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    Jun 19, 2014, 11.48 PMby kristikaarlop

    Lovely blouse, and the fabric is beautiful:)

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      Jun 29, 2014, 11.51 AMby pambox

      Thank you Kristi!

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