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Built By Grace - Key Hole Blouse

Added Jul 30, 2010

by wzrdreams

Brooklyn, New Yo...






Well, I used some shirting scrap fabric for this, but I think both are rather heavy weight for this pattern, and I think I could have made it a size smaller. It kind of looks like half a mummu…. or a maternity dress.

I turned under the edges of the cap sleeves and did some decorative scalloped machine top stitching. I embellishing the front panel with a hand embroidered keyhole motif. I liked making the shirt a little bit special in that way. I think I would try selective embroidery again.

Material Notes

Blue Cotton Chambray, yellow cotton shirting – leftovers from other projects. Embroidery floss. Cotton thread.




Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual
Cotton, Shirting

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    Aug 2, 2010, 04.40 PMby wzrdreams

    I’ve tried to add close ups of the embroidery, but alas… the dreaded 404 error!

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    Jul 31, 2010, 09.10 PMby sclundy

    Yea, did this too and had to take it in a bunch and add grommets at the back for a tie, and it’s still a bit mummu-ish. Yours is cute!

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    Jul 31, 2010, 06.47 PMby ashchaser

    Whoa, I am literally in the process of finishing my version of this- its like you’re psychic! Did you have alot of trouble getting that oddly shaped piece into the front panel? It took me about an hour this morning…

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      Aug 2, 2010, 04.40 PMby wzrdreams

      I didn’t have too much trouble. I did take my time getting the gathers just-so (double rows of basting stitches really do help). I find that finicky steps aren’t to terrible if you just take your time and break it down into steps.

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    Jul 31, 2010, 05.58 PMby brooklynstitch

    Beautiful job. Love the embroidery! I did the dress version of this pattern and it really looks like a mummu. I think the pattern runs really large

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    Jul 31, 2010, 03.52 PMby laura oprea

    Really nice. Love the keyhole embroidery and the combination of white and blue fabric!

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