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Downton Abbey inspired wrap blouse

Added Mar 25, 2012

by marec

Klamath Falls, O...






This is from an OOP Vogue pattern (V8292) which is well worth finding for those of you who love a bit of vintage in your closet. It is a simple wrap blouse with sleeve variations and added ruffles or trims. My version is plain as I wanted to focus on the lines of the blouse. It can be wrapped to the right or the left.

Material Notes

crepe back satin in lilac




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Romantic, Vintage
Other, Polyester

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    Mar 28, 2012, 03.39 AMby nouvellegamine

    very pretty & such a great fit!

    ps- i love your hair!

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      Mar 28, 2012, 02.57 PMby marec

      Thank you-I put quite a bit of effort into this blouse. My hair? Thanks-no effort there :-) it just grows that way.

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    Mar 26, 2012, 09.18 PMby servareginae

    thank you for your reply. I am looking forward to trying french seams. I think this is the only way to go since the fabric ravels so much. I don’t own a serger either, and prefer not to. I am proud that my handmade graments have a handmade touch My other worry is puckering. I will follow your suggestion. I can see that your blouse is very well made.

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    Mar 26, 2012, 12.24 AMby servareginae

    very pretty, classic vintage style. I have never worked with satin before, but hope to soon (I will be making a slip). How do you like working with satin? A friend told me to try using a ball point needle. Do you have any pointers?

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      Mar 26, 2012, 04.38 AMby marec

      Thanks so much for your comment and question. I loved this project, mostly because of the fabric. This was a crepe back satin (polyester) so the matte side is showing. I felt that any errors would be hidden more on this side :-) I used a very sharp needle I think a universal #10, and sewed with some tautness by pulling gently on front and back. It ravels horribly and these seams are all finshed with either french seams or lace or folded under with a self finish. I do not have a serger so my techniques are a little old fashioned. You will have a beautiful slip if you take your time and use french seams.

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    Mar 25, 2012, 11.32 PMby marec

    Thank you mojo elgin and Anne! I really enjoyed all the hand sewing required for this blouse.

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    Mar 25, 2012, 11.30 PMby mojo elgin

    It looks rgeat, Marec!

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    Mar 25, 2012, 10.48 PMby Cherry Pix

    What a gorgeous colour! I agree keeping things plain shows off the lovely lines of this top.

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