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Added Feb 25, 2010

by freakusbzzz

Canberra, Australia






Not quite how I imagined it though.
The day before the Alexander pattern was posted I bought some gorgeous italian georgette silk but onlky bought one meter cause it was so expensive.

I turned the pattern piece width ways so it would fit, lengthened the bodice and made the frill a little shorter(virtually no fabric left). Ommited the back buttons out of sheer laziness more than anything else.

I nearly botched it too, when I was doing the rolled edge on the sleeves the thread wasn’t catching on the fabric and I kept hacking away at it each attempt but managed to salavage it by adding a thin strip of fabric under the rolled edge and it stuck. One bad thing about having a pattern all one piece is if you stuff up any part you have to re do the whole thing.

So after that huge effort it is a teeny bit tight on the hips so it doesn’t sit very well therefore my skinny sister has just inherited a new top.

Material Notes

Italian Silk georgette with shiny embossed pattern




Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual

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  • Meee_and_kelseeey_bmp_large

    Jul 27, 2010, 05.03 AMby Kelsey Edwards

    wow i love this, i am usually not a fan of blouses but the floaty fabric and print makes it young and fun, great for me xD lol i will have to give it a go… if i get time, dont ya wish there was more time in the day for sewing :( by the way i LOVE the fabric, your sister is lucky

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    Feb 26, 2010, 01.52 PMby fabricaddict

    This is such a beautiful blouse!! I’m very envious of your sister :-) That fabric is amazing – I’m a sucker for chiffon florals – wow it’s lovely!

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      Mar 7, 2010, 12.53 AMby aceydoubleyou

      I think this is gorgeous, too. LOVE the fabric.

  • Charlie-deeshadows1_large

    Feb 25, 2010, 08.43 PMby smallone

    oh sooo lovely and fluttery!!!!

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    Feb 25, 2010, 08.26 AMby Passiona Cottee

    Dreamy, floaty fabric. It suits the flouncy frills of the pattern beautifully!

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    Feb 25, 2010, 04.08 AMby scheryka

    I agree, “lucky sister”. This blouse is cute and the fabric choice is GREAT! I would wear this with a pair blue jeans and some colorful heels. Knowing me, I’d probably wear a yellow pair to bring out the mustard color.

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    Feb 25, 2010, 12.52 AMby frostymidnight

    I really like your version of this blouse; it is very feminine. Great job!

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