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Farewell to Summer - Minna Blouse (Salme Patterns)

Added Aug 16, 2012

by mwelland

Ontario, Canada






I’ve been wanting to try something from Salme Patterns for a long time, so I finally got around to making the Minna blouse for a little end of summer trip that I’m taking. It also gave me a chance to put my brand new serger to work!

Modifications I made: I added bust darts and vertical darts down the back and I took it in a little bit down the sides (next time I will make a size smaller). I enclosed the elastic in a casing along the waistline because I thought it would make a cleaner look than just sewing the elastic to the seam allowance. I also lowered the neckline, and put the bias tape inside the collar and sleeves instead of wrapping it over.

This is a great simple pattern that I’m looking forward to making again. I used a very cheep cotton that I cut up from a scarf. It makes a lovely gauzy blouse, but probably won’t be very long-lasting. Next time I’ll use better fabric and maybe embellish it a bit.

Related Techniques


Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Romantic
Cotton, Blends



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    Aug 17, 2012, 12.21 PMby jadealamode

    such a lovely blouse

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    Aug 17, 2012, 11.05 AMby goggs

    You look lovely in your new top. Great!

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    Aug 17, 2012, 10.09 AMby Mary Athey

    Lovely top x

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    Aug 17, 2012, 01.46 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    great colour on you. such a nice blouse

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    Aug 16, 2012, 10.50 PMby schnui

    Your top is so lovely and feminine, perfect for a hot humid summer day.

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    Aug 16, 2012, 10.26 PMby jennyrecorder

    Oh that is very nice and looks lovely on you :)

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    Aug 16, 2012, 09.18 PMby asperge11

    Looks lovely!

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