Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

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

Birds on my blouse

Added Sep 11, 2016

by Maria Hayek

Asker, Norway






A few months ago I was in the Philippines and had like 7 hours between my domestic and international flights on my way back home. If you’ve ever been to that airport in Manila you know it’s definitely not waiting friendly! So I dragged my poor husband fabric shopping :|
I decided not to take something that just looks nice but something that upon seeing I go: I love it! These nice birds were exactly that! I fell in love with them and bought me 2 yards (~1.8-1.9m) with no plan for them whatsoever, but a month or so later I paired it to this pattern.
Execution had to wait a bit due to all the other stuff that was to be sewn and had deadlines because of weddings or someone getting born or…or…
But finally here it is! No deviation from the pattern at all, and I’m still unsure what I’m doing wrong and why the neck bias turned out too short, but I made it. When I was finished I found that the front split gaped and turned since the back is a lot bigger and therefore drags the blouse back a bit. So I inserted a little see-through elastic piece and “fixed” the gap at 3.5cm width :)
It’s so easy and quick I did it yesterday and today once I press the publish button, I’m going out in it :)

Material Notes

I think this is 100% polyester, it smells like that when ironed




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type

11 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • 1-day_31_mmm_2017_009_4_large

    Oct 20, 2016, 12.50 PMby lisascarolina

    Such a fun, cute top and a great way to remember your trip! :)

    1 Reply
    • Img_3596_2__large

      Oct 21, 2016, 05.01 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much Lisa! :) It is a good way to remember that awesome trip :)

  • Image_large

    Sep 30, 2016, 09.06 PMby Tzai

    that’s a fun little top!

    1 Reply
    • Img_3596_2__large

      Oct 1, 2016, 07.10 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you dear Aida :)

  • 03003e1f_2_large

    Sep 26, 2016, 06.18 AMby sewing fanatic

    Very lovely vibe, like boho cool =)

    1 Reply
  • Bestme_20160530141245_large

    Sep 16, 2016, 10.09 PMby Maria Loupa

    Beautiful fabric Maria , these birds are lovely and you choose the right pattern to show off the fabric. Suits you great.

    1 Reply
    • Img_3596_2__large

      Sep 17, 2016, 10.11 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much Maria! I love those birds :D

  • Sdc13661_large

    Sep 14, 2016, 05.13 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    It is obvious the birds are in love with your blouse exactly like you do:-)) I think you matched the pattern and the fabric in the best way and they are both represented greatly!

    1 Reply
    • Img_3596_2__large

      Sep 14, 2016, 08.12 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much Oksana :) I’m quite happy with this match, maybe I make a nice skirt to go with this soon :)

  • Profil1_large

    Sep 14, 2016, 02.37 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    I wouldn’t have resisted this fabric….So nice and fun top!!!

    1 Reply
    • Img_3596_2__large

      Sep 14, 2016, 08.08 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Elpida :) When I got bored of flowers, these birds were THE thing :D

  • _34_large

    Sep 13, 2016, 07.08 PMby liliv-1

    Great result! Enjoy!

    1 Reply
    • Img_3596_2__large

      Sep 14, 2016, 06.07 AMby Maria Hayek

      I am ;) Thank you liliv!

  • 100_2178a_large

    Sep 12, 2016, 09.15 PMby kisses

    Lovely…nice fabric

    1 Reply
  • 20170310_191639_large

    Sep 12, 2016, 05.22 AMby Mary Athey

    Lovely blouse and lovely fabric x

    1 Reply
    • Img_3596_2__large

      Sep 12, 2016, 05.54 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you su much Mary :)

  • El_large

    Sep 11, 2016, 05.51 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Så herlig Maria!! :)

    1 Reply
    • Img_3596_2__large

      Sep 11, 2016, 07.31 PMby Maria Hayek

      Tusen takk Ellen :)

  • 11865051_10153538248612387_1057386715620973186_o_large

    Sep 11, 2016, 02.18 PMby Beccki

    So cute fabric, I love the little birds and the blouse looks great on you Maria.

    1 Reply
    • Img_3596_2__large

      Sep 11, 2016, 07.31 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Beccki!! It was nice with birds, a good change from flowers :D

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

Add to Favorites 1 person added it