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A Ceylon Blouse

Added Jan 31, 2011

by tanitisis

Calgary, Canada






Before committing to the entire dress, I made up the bodice portion of the Colette Ceylon dress pattern out of scraps from other projects. It takes some fiddling for me to get Colette patterns to fit, as they’re drafted for a curvaceous hourglass and I’m more of a boyish rectangle, but I think it was worth it. It was quite an adventure as I decided to line it (not in the instructions) and add piping galore, but it was actually fun to make and turned out fairly well.

All the deets of fitting and construction on my blog

Material Notes

herringbone-weave wool; black linen; dark-red piping.




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Steampunk, Vintage
Linen, Wool

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    Feb 11, 2011, 06.42 AMby dejanu

    This dress is fantastic on you. And I also recognize that fabric because I have some in my stash!

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    Feb 5, 2011, 04.31 PMby frkbustad

    What a great alteration of the Ceylon dress! I love it!

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    Feb 2, 2011, 10.07 PMby crazzy-cowgirl

    wow very cool absolutely gorgeous

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    Feb 2, 2011, 03.36 AMby cantare

    Gorgeous. Love it!

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    Feb 1, 2011, 05.02 AMby Les Bonnes Vivantes Paris

    I ADORE this outfit! Great job and it looks amazing on you! I want one too!

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    Feb 1, 2011, 02.49 AMby aluckmann

    You did a great job with this dress. I absolutely love it!

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    Jan 31, 2011, 01.18 PMby anajan

    So feminine and classy… Love the looks, it really suits you. Well done, it was worth the effort!

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    Jan 31, 2011, 09.45 AMby claudinka

    Very classy, but yet so modern and cool. Beatiful!

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    Jan 31, 2011, 07.35 AMby janene

    Oh my goodness… this is so stylish, so flattering and so well constructed. Can’t see any ‘boyish rectangle’ going on either! ;-)

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    Jan 31, 2011, 02.38 AMby emmalouska

    I love the pattern on the fabric, and that suitcase is so cute it hurts!

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