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Belted Blouse 07/2012 #115

Added May 23, 2013

by AnninaNicole

Brussels, Belgium






I liked the lovely ‘Belted Blouse’ in last summer’s issue, so I took some jade cotton and painted white dragonflies with textile paint . The end project is not as successful as planned, my cotton was too coarse/stiff, as well as the wrong colour. Somehow it ended up looking like scrubs from an ER. A more fluid cotton next time, and not green or blue!
Only change I made to the pattern: the armholes were gaping and revealing the bra, so I made them smaller.
My mom helped me descipher the instructions, for a novice it wasn’t so explicit. I’m not sure I placed the shoulder straps correctly, I believe they were supposed to align with the 4cm seam… but then the front and back collided. So I sewed them a bit further apart (see photo of wrong side). When worn it looks OK now.

Material Notes

(too stiff) cotton




Garment Type

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    Mar 21, 2014, 06.59 PMby Lynn Clevely

    It didn’t strike me as an ER top at all – first impression is that it’s a very elegant piece! Looks like an expensive piece of fabric with the dragonflies…good work on doing that yourself :)

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    May 27, 2013, 12.09 AMby flowergirl22

    love the simple style on the top,, really nice effect

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    May 24, 2013, 09.17 AMby Sanne K. Astrid

    cute top. what a fun idea to paint the dragonflies on the fabric.

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    May 24, 2013, 08.32 AMby AnninaNicole

    Thanks. Your comments mean a lot, I might wear it now, despite the ER look :)

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    May 24, 2013, 06.14 AMby cathysews

    I love it, simple and cute

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    May 23, 2013, 02.41 PMby Mauude

    Super cute, I love this top !

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