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Balloons and Bows Aloft

Added Jun 27, 2012

by Ruffles Gazebo

Adelaide, Australia






So after seeing lauramae’s version of this Simplicity 2154, Retro 1960 blouse, i immediantly hoped on ebay and snatched myself up a copy __

Who can resist that bow and 1960’s style? Too cute.
I didnt make any pattern adjustments, after I cut it i had this…..‘owwwww’ moment when i realised that it just hadn’t even stopped and thought that a 1960’s pattern might fit me horrendously! But, super lucky me, it really fit quite well for something that I gave no fitting thought too.

When I make it again (because how could i not, it took one evening and is too cute) I will add some back width and maybe pivot a bit out at the CF as i get a bit of gaping there which is hidden by the bow. And id maybe make it in a size bigger.

I used a vintage zip, and some pretty cotton quilting fabric that i had bought on sale. I interfaced one side of the bow because i thought it would be too floopy otherwise, but i think either way it wouldnt matter.

Anywho all in all a fun, quick and easy project!

Oh and so annoying on the zip photo. WHATS THAT THREAD DOING. ruined my photo haha

Material Notes

Cotton fabric, zipper, self made bias binding and bow made from old sheet, interfacing.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Mod

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    Aug 15, 2012, 12.48 AMby MissCorsetLizz

    Awesome top!!! and Again I loooove the fabric and your shoes lol :-D

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    Jul 31, 2012, 04.29 PMby saxsilverain

    and i’m in love with this fabric! this is such a pretty blouse! (btw, i wouldn’t have noticed the thread in the zipper pic if you haven’t written it down! LOL.)

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    Jul 21, 2012, 11.34 PMby frkbustad

    Love it! So nice with both collar and bow.

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    Jul 1, 2012, 12.15 PMby pambox

    Absolutely adorable, but aren’t you freezing taking photos of a short sleeve top in Canberra in winter!?

    And that thread is hilarious – just so perfectly in focus.

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      Jul 2, 2012, 12.51 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

      I was in Holbrook when the photos were taken. and yes FREEZING! but i wanted pics so sacrifices had to be made

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    Jun 29, 2012, 06.23 AMby tirrs

    cute! cute! cute!

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    Jun 28, 2012, 01.55 AMby pamchar

    Sooo cute!!

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    Jun 27, 2012, 08.51 PMby lauramae

    I love your version! That contrasting bow is fantastic!

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      Jun 28, 2012, 01.45 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

      teehehe thanks. when i looked at yours i was like dam. there are heaps of things id do differently now :p

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    Jun 27, 2012, 07.40 PMby nookie

    great fabric – really suits the style of blouse.

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    Jun 27, 2012, 03.18 PMby Mary Athey

    This is lovely xx

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    Jun 27, 2012, 02.40 PMby Binita Shrestha

    Okay, this is simply adorable! You look cute as a button in it :-)

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