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Blouse with a bow and handmade buttonholes

Added Jul 22, 2012

by chased-away

Toronto, Canada






After sewing most of this blouse and the collar, I was stuck because my machine wouldn’t sew buttonholes, so this was in my unfinished project drawer for quite a while…
A few days ago I decided that I want to wear it already so I gave handmade buttonholes a try! Then I decided to make my blouse look more professional, so I finished the hems with self fabric bias tape.
After all the work I put into it, I am very happy with my new blouse! :)




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Other, Preppy, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Rayon

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    Jun 29, 2013, 11.36 AMby Elena Perletti

    the shirt is great but the buttonholes are IMPRESSIVE! i’m not so good in hand stitching so… i’m really envy of your capability to sew them!

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      Jun 29, 2013, 04.01 PMby chased-away

      Thank you so much! If you haven’t tried making handmade buttonholes, you should give it a go. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be! :)

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    Jul 26, 2012, 12.23 PMby hellagabrielle

    Great top! The handsewn buttonholes are so awesome, especially in the contrasting thread.

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      Jul 27, 2012, 02.06 PMby chased-away

      thanks!! I think they’re worth the extra time :)

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    Jul 25, 2012, 04.16 PMby kess

    very impressive! I love the hand sewn buttonholes!

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    Jul 23, 2012, 06.42 PMby kathryn parry

    I really like the neckline, and buttons, and fabric :)

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    Jul 23, 2012, 05.49 PMby pink-cornelia

    It’s so cute, love the polkadot fabric you used for it, pretty chic blouse. Nice job with the buttonholes.

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    Jul 22, 2012, 07.59 PMby Debs Brinklow

    Its looks very nice, I like the fabric..x

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