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blue and white polka dot blouse

Added May 26, 2009

by powerpuffgir...

Baltimore, Maryl...






This is a standard 5 button blouse that I adapted from the Sew U book. I added a ruffle along the front and used the selvage of the material to finish the ruffle and the sleeves because I liked the already frayed look. This was my first blouse of this kind, and I am pleased. The collar is a little hairy because I didn’t use interfacing since I was concerned that the white would show through the fabric since it is so sheer (advice?)

Material Notes

navy blue with white polka dot chiffon-type material
white buttons





Sew U- Wendy Mullin (excellent book)

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    Aug 26, 2009, 04.51 PMby mesha2316

    Very Cute I Love it!

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    May 27, 2009, 04.51 PMby amibambini

    Very classy, and the frayed ruffles and sleeves add a really interesting edge to it. I like it a lot.

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    May 27, 2009, 10.45 AMby powerpuffgirl101

    thanks for the tips! I plan on making more of these, it was a lot easier than I thought it would be!

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    May 27, 2009, 06.38 AMby ralarkins

    Sheer organza (should be kind of stiff by definition), 1 or 2 layers would interface it. Sometimes you can use a neutral midtone gray underneath to minimize the color bleed through. The picture shows a fine example of using a dark fabric (where camisole is) or a light fabric (your skin) to interface. It is your choice, but personally I would go with a color that makes it look more solid. Black interfacing could really change the color just as much as white but it really depends on the apparel fabric.

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    May 26, 2009, 10.23 PMby neighbourhoodgal

    You can find interfacings for sheer fabric. You can also find interfacing in darker colors that might not show through. You maybe could also use a bit of silk organza as a sew-in interfacing.

    I’ve never done it, though.

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    May 26, 2009, 03.40 PMby emilykate

    Really pretty! I like the way you have used the selvedges, it’s very effective.

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    May 26, 2009, 03.05 PMby bola

    Oo very nice! I’ve wanted to make a blouse like this for a bit- I also have some dotted fabric, it’s great seeing yours though!bx

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