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Green Suede Blouse

Added Nov 18, 2015

by bellifontaine

Fontainebleau, F...






I had been dreaming to make a piece in suede or leather by myself for a long time. But since it is quite difficult to find several skins of the same color, quality all of my ideas and projects kept being postponed. Until last winter, when I finally found four beautiful suede skins of excellent quality and of generous size.

By then, my wish list of leather or suede projects was quite extensive, but I decided to try my hand with this tunic with a ruffle.. Thanks to the generous footage of my suede, I had enough material to cut all the details of my garment in full. Only back detail of the ruffle on my tunic is made of four pieces.

To see how the model of the tunic fits, I made an experimental model in black woolen jersey. That allowed me to make necessary corrections to the length and neckline of the pattern before tracing it on suede skins.

My suede blouse is fully fitted with a thin black lining with some stretch, except for the ruffle detail. It has a slit opening at the back of the neckline that is fastened with a button. The shoulder seams and armholes seams are strengthened with a Formband tape.

More photos and tips on how to work with leather and suede on my blog:
http:// www.katyasgallery.blogspot.fr

Material Notes

suede, fully fitted with a thin black lining with some stretch




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Classic

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    Nov 30, 2015, 02.42 PMby sewing fanatic

    this is great

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    Nov 19, 2015, 10.27 PMby kosk0025

    Wonderful and chic. I love your photographs!

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      Nov 19, 2015, 11.06 PMby bellifontaine

      Thank you Stephanie! It is very nice to hear you liked the photos too.)

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    Nov 19, 2015, 02.56 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Very stylish!!! A nice material really makes the difference. I’ve never tried leather…

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      Nov 19, 2015, 07.40 PMby bellifontaine

      Thank you Elpida! It was a special experience working leather. You should try it!))

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    Nov 19, 2015, 09.54 AMby RashaT

    It is amazing blouse, you look great!

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    Nov 19, 2015, 09.26 AMby lomarilou

    I love it! It’s a unique piece…

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      Nov 19, 2015, 11.22 AMby bellifontaine

      Thank you! It is so nice to hear..))

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    Nov 19, 2015, 08.54 AMby Ivanamania

    this is really beautiful little piece of luxury!

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      Nov 19, 2015, 09.27 AMby bellifontaine

      Thank you for your comment!))

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    Nov 19, 2015, 08.26 AMby SueMH

    Beautiful top and beautiful photos. Suits you so well.

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    Nov 18, 2015, 10.05 PMby TyMarie

    One of my favorite patterns, dying to make it! Love the fabric you chose! Make sure to take a look at the bottom of the BurdaStyle.com homepage this week. :)

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      Nov 19, 2015, 09.24 AMby bellifontaine

      Thank you so much Ty!
      It is a great pattern! I have two models of this tunic now: this one, and the experimental model in black jersey which I love wearing too.
      Thanks a lot!

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    Nov 18, 2015, 09.36 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Looks great on you! Congrats to be featured :)

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    Nov 18, 2015, 08.31 PMby chula123

    this is sooooo gorgeous. lovely material.

    I want to make this blouse now :-))

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    Nov 18, 2015, 05.34 PMby Maria Hayek

    Let me first say that’s it’s nice to see you without sunglasses :D Nice work with the suede, nice blouse :)

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      Nov 18, 2015, 05.41 PMby bellifontaine

      Hey Maria, thanks! )))
      Now that the fall is here and there is not so much sun, you will be seeing me more without the sunglasses.))
      Thank you for the comment!

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