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Blouse with tea dyed lace

Added Feb 3, 2009

by Johanna Lu

Göteborg, Sweden






I wanted to make a 20’s style summer blouse that was a little romantic, but that would also work well with jeans.
The blouse has puffed sleeves, yokes and gathers both in the front and back. I’ve drafted the pattern myself.

The cotton lace inserts is dyed in regular Ceylon tea to make it look vintage. The lace was white when I stared but after 5 min in the cup it had a nice yellow/pinkish tone, that is colourfast.

Material Notes

Thinly woven rayon and cotton lace inserts.





Brideshead revisted.

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    Aug 12, 2009, 05.23 PMby ievashuj

    I like your blouse a lot! DOes the tea dyeing technique work only with cotton lace?

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    Feb 6, 2009, 04.12 PMby smvphotography

    the fabric is gorgeous and so is the cut and the lace, it all came together so beautifully!

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    Feb 3, 2009, 02.18 PMby carlatv

    I love the way the little bit of lace you used made such a difference. Great top!

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    Feb 3, 2009, 12.52 PMby bola

    Great job! and I love the lace!

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    Feb 3, 2009, 07.41 AMby onlysonly

    Very pretty! What a nice, subtle detail!

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    Feb 3, 2009, 07.00 AMby zozowahine

    Wow! That’s so beautiful! I bet you can’t wait for summer to wear it

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    Feb 3, 2009, 04.40 AMby carottesauvage

    I absolutly love it. I really like that kind of collar. the vintage tea dying is a real success.

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