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Coup de Soleil

Added Jul 31, 2015

by bellifontaine

Fontainebleau, F...






I came across this airy crepe de Chine and bought it by accident. It was not long before my summer vacation. Its luminous lemon color with grey polka dot print and a light breezy texture were hard to resist to. And it seemed to be ideal for an outfit for my coming beach vacation.

I decided to turn it into a flaring shirt with cool yet comfortable details – a cascading hood, loose roll-up sleeves, unusual hemline and a cinched drawstring waist.. The ideal pattern for this shirt was found in the fall issue of Burdastyle magazine for 2014.

The fine and a bit crinkled texture of the fabric were a pleasure to work with. The shirt was quite easy to make and I enjoy it very much. I wear it either with shorts or as a cover-up over the swimming suite.

I might use this pattern again for a winter version of this blouse.

Material Notes

crepe de Chine




Garment Type

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    Aug 7, 2015, 02.15 AMby sewing fanatic

    magnifique definitely! =D

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    Aug 5, 2015, 07.21 PMby thewallinna

    Elle est magnifique! Parfaite pour les vacances :)

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      Aug 5, 2015, 07.43 PMby bellifontaine

      Merci, c’est gentil! :)

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    Aug 5, 2015, 03.43 PMby TyMarie

    We absolutely love what you did with this dress! I never would have thought to use that fabric but it does look extraordinary. Make to to take a look at the BurdaStyle.com homepage & social media accounts this week. :)

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      Aug 5, 2015, 07.43 PMby bellifontaine

      This is such a nice surprise!
      Thank you so much for selecting my work as a member project of the week. I feel really honored!..

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    Aug 4, 2015, 05.25 PMby bellifontaine

    Thank you Ladies for your kind comments! I am really glad you liked my project!

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    Aug 3, 2015, 11.29 AMby Livonet

    Gorgeous, I love the colour, well done.!!

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    Aug 3, 2015, 07.21 AMby rita61

    Great top !

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    Aug 2, 2015, 09.34 PMby mokosha

    beautiful blouse! and great fabric choice too

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    Aug 1, 2015, 07.00 PMby SassyT

    Thanks I will let you know when I share.

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    Jul 31, 2015, 10.56 PMby slmnstyle

    Great looking top!

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    Jul 31, 2015, 09.10 PMby Mokara

    It’s gorgeous and just perfect, lovely fabric … it looks high end.

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      Aug 1, 2015, 01.14 PMby bellifontaine

      Thank you for your comment, it is nice to hear that!))

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    Jul 31, 2015, 08.15 PMby SassyT

    Love this. The fabric is to die for. Would you mind me sharing this on SSB in the future? I link to your post and let you know when shared. https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

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      Aug 1, 2015, 01.10 PMby bellifontaine

      Sure. Thank you for your comment!

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    Jul 31, 2015, 05.32 PMby ariation

    Absolutely beautiful! I love the fabric

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    Jul 31, 2015, 12.03 PMby Luda Tomashevska

    Wow! I’ve never thought this pattern might be used with light fabric. It looks a little bit heavy and big in magazine, but fits you perfectly! Did you use smaller size? And the colour! The colour is great!

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      Jul 31, 2015, 04.12 PMby bellifontaine

      Thank you Luda!
      I used the pattern of my usual size 38 and did not make any changes! The pattern is great for this type of blouses.

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    Jul 31, 2015, 11.29 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

    That’s beautiful! I love this pattern and I have a winter version with flannel…

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      Jul 31, 2015, 04.10 PMby bellifontaine

      Thanks Elpida!
      I am thinking about sewing the winter version of the shirt too))

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    Jul 31, 2015, 05.16 AMby Mary Athey

    This is gorgeous and your photos are fabulous x

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    Jul 31, 2015, 05.03 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very playful and Lovely! :)

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      Jul 31, 2015, 11.17 AMby bellifontaine

      Thanks Ellen!

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      Aug 6, 2015, 07.12 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Congrats to be the Member Project of the Week!! :)

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