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Lavender blouse with bows

Added Sep 1, 2011

by lilybart

Perth, Australia






I was really worried this one wasn’t going to work out. But I’m pretty happy with it now it’s finished. I used my own self-drafted pattern as usual and probably went a bit overboard with the bows… but I like bows so it’s OK.

I also love it when people visit my blog!

Material Notes





Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Silk

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    Sep 1, 2011, 07.01 PMby ichigogirl

    Oh, pretty! And I’m confident it’d look equally nice (or even nicer?) combined with a smart, curvacious (with a peplum jacket) lady-suit, á la Mad Men. Don’t you think?

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      Sep 1, 2011, 11.24 PMby lilybart

      Thanks Karin! I agree that it would look lovely with a lady suit a la Mad Men. Alas I do not have one, although maybe this is a good excuse to make one!

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    Sep 1, 2011, 01.47 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    I thought this was a silk fabric…the sheen gave it away. But how absolutely gorgeous! No, you didn’t go overboard with the blows. It’s perfect….this top is absolutely hotcha, guys will love it. Now frills in front (a guy buga-boo, I think). Now I will have to visit your blog to see where you got the fabric. I need to know.

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      Sep 1, 2011, 11.23 PMby lilybart

      Hahaha thanks for the compliment! My new boyfriend is a away at work but as soon as he comes home I’ll ask him his opinion (although I already know that he’ll like it as he likes anything that has boobs on display).

      The fabric is from a shop in Perth (which I’m sure is too far away for you as I see you live in Chicago). But it’s pretty easy to find. I have loads of it from various sources, mostly ebay. I know you can also buy it from Mood Fabrics as I painstakingly filled my cart with many delicious goodies then found out that THEY DO NOT SHIP INTERNATIONALLY! Very upset! hehe

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    Sep 1, 2011, 11.17 AMby Dee Durrant

    I definitely don’t think you went overboard with the bows….I’m a bow person too and see nothing wrong with adding them to everything! He he. Love the colour and shape of the top as well.

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      Sep 1, 2011, 11.25 PMby lilybart

      I also find bows very handy for hiding mistakes. “Oh there’s a big fat hole here?? Let’s whack on a bow!” Hahaha

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    Sep 1, 2011, 08.40 AMby kihli

    Love the blouse with all the bows and ruffles! They give it a sort of baroque touch which is also great with the purple colour!

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      Sep 1, 2011, 09.00 AMby lilybart

      Cheers! I was a little worried that the puffy sleeves AND the ruffled peplum AND all the bows would be a bit much… but I think it worked out! I’m not sure if it would look any good with anything other than jeans, though.

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      Sep 1, 2011, 09.04 AMby kihli

      Yes, but it looks great with jeans – so what else does one want? ;-)

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    Sep 1, 2011, 08.28 AMby ingrid069

    très jolie j’aime beaucoup!!!

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      Sep 1, 2011, 09.00 AMby lilybart

      Merci beaucoup, Ingrid!

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    Sep 1, 2011, 07.55 AMby Jelena Mitic

    Very pretty and romantic! Nice work!

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      Sep 1, 2011, 09.06 AMby lilybart

      Thanks for you sweet comment :)

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    Sep 1, 2011, 06.32 AMby mollykatherine

    I love the shape! its super cute!

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      Sep 1, 2011, 09.01 AMby lilybart

      Thanks so much! I’ve just been looking at all your creations. They are fabulous! And I love your hair. :)

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