Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!

a touch of vintage

Added Jan 28, 2010

by sabzarap

Mainz, Germany






For this blous I redesigned a pattern from BWoF 2/2009 #125. I changed the raglan-sleeves into puffy-sleeves and instead of gathering I used a smocking technik. It took me some houers to smock the sleeves, but I love how it turns out.

Material Notes

buttons, cotton and a lot of time




Garment Type
Classic, Romantic, Vintage

7 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Pana_large

    May 6, 2010, 05.33 PMby mrs. mw

    simply ladylike… nice.

  • Missing

    Jan 29, 2010, 12.50 PMby scheryka

    I am working on some smocking. It is actually for a wedding dress. Well it is for my wedding dress. I am already married but we had a courthouse and now I want to walk the isle since we can afford it now. (At least a small one.) Only the bottom part towards the trim will be smocked and maybe the top part. Eventually it will be a sweetheart neckline…If it works out for the good. :O

  • Missing

    Jan 28, 2010, 10.10 PMby skimo

    Wow those sleeves are amazing! You are very talented! I love this blouse!

  • Avatar-burda_large

    Jan 28, 2010, 10.09 PMby mushi-madness

    Amazing work!! I am smoking a skirt waistband, yes it takes hours!! So far its taken me about 10, and Im not done yet…haha…

  • Kopie_van_pc040044_large

    Jan 28, 2010, 03.53 PMby carolinam

    love the smocking on the sleeves! Wow, makes a simple blouse very special.

  • C9c58f92ed60d1987d1a711106e37cb70262f08a_large

    Jan 28, 2010, 03.44 PMby anajan

    It is fantastic! LOOOOVE the sleeves. I’ll probably knock off your idea pretty soon. Did you wash the blouse after sewing it? I’m wondering how difficult it is to iron it…

    P.S. I’ve just rated it with 5.

    1 Reply
    • Sl270078_large

      Jan 28, 2010, 04.33 PMby sabzarap

      Thank you for your nice comment ;O)
      Yes I did and I ironed the rest of the blous, but not the sleeves. After washing you don’t need to iron the smocking, except you want it to be flat.

  • Maya_kuzman_large

    Jan 28, 2010, 03.18 PMby sewella


    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 14 people added it