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Into the Woods Blouse

Added Jun 17, 2010

by missdandy

Hickory, North C...






Here’s a fun little blouse that I made from a cute Heidi Grace designed forest print cotton fabric. The front placket and little collar are made from white cotton. I used Simplicity 8927 (copyright 1970), View 2. What attracted me to this particular design were the raglan sleeves, the tiny collar, the retro mod feel and the fact that the front closure is actually a zipper hidden by a placket. The front placket is simply sewn onto the front, snaps at the neckline with a hidden snap and is trimmed with non-functional buttons. I used 6 of the little birds from the fabric to make the self-covered buttons. This was a cinch to make – only took 4 hours from start to finish!




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Geek, Mod, Preppy, Vintage

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    Jul 27, 2010, 05.18 PMby lonestarcasie

    p.s. LOVE the zipper idea. I loathe sewing button holes.

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    Jul 27, 2010, 05.16 PMby lonestarcasie

    Hee Hee. I made a dress out of this fabric too. I love the print. However, I am a complete dork and sewed it upside down. I still like it anyway. Very cute shirt.

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      Jul 28, 2010, 04.33 AMby missdandy

      I’d love to see that dress! I had just enough to make this blouse…I originally bought it to make something for my son, who is now 9 months old. He’s growing way too fast for me to make anything for him, so I decided to keep it for myself!


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    Jun 22, 2010, 04.08 AMby Ophelia K

    Wow, I am so glad to have a chance to take a look at this. Love, Love it!!!!

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      Jun 22, 2010, 01.54 PMby missdandy

      Thanks so much! :)

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    Jun 18, 2010, 09.07 PMby missdandy

    Thanks so everyone who commented! xoxo

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    Jun 18, 2010, 08.09 PMby onegoodapple

    very very cool!

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    Jun 18, 2010, 12.33 AMby Lisette O

    A zipper! Whodathunkit. As usual I love your fabric choice and the white accent fabric is very nice.

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    Jun 17, 2010, 11.35 PMby wackyblonde

    I was wondering how you scored matching buttons. What a great idea, very cute blouse.

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    Jun 17, 2010, 11.22 PMby Rachel Parish

    love love love the fabric.

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    Jun 17, 2010, 11.17 PMby skeeler

    I love it! Especially the birds on the buttons…Very cool

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