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Linen Overblouse

Added Jan 24, 2011

by tactilegoods

Boston, Massachu...






This shirt was made using the Take Manhattan pattern from Wenlan Chia’s Twinle Sews book. I love the patterns from Chia’s book but the book is not very good at estimating the amount of fabric necessary or the proper size. The book listed my size as a 12 based on my measurements but I ended up using the size 4 pattern. I had the same problem with a skirt I made previously. I also ran out of fabric and used some extra fabric from an old couch cover to line the inside of the pocket. This messed up the drape of the fabric (my bad) so I had to taper the side seams from the bust to about 1.5" in at the bottom of the seam so I didn’t look like a giant triangle.

Anyway, I still love the shirt. I’m in architecture school and make a lot of models so the pockets on this shirt will get a lot of use!

Material Notes

Linen blend with lining




Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual
Cotton, Blends, Linen


"Take Manhattan" Twinkle Sews by Wenlan Chia

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    Nov 29, 2011, 09.47 PMby daicrinne

    Your sewing looks very tidy and exact. I agree about the sizing of Twinkle Sews – you really need to measure the actual pattern pieces and decide how roomy you want your garment to be. Looks great!

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    Jan 27, 2011, 06.15 PMby gempje

    realy cool

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    Jan 25, 2011, 08.05 PMby domestic-divaonline

    Great casual look!!

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    Jan 25, 2011, 12.18 AMby tactilegoods

    Thanks! The cowl is actually 1/2 the size as the one in the book. Glad you approve!

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    Jan 24, 2011, 05.15 PMby mixtlii

    It’s very nice, and I love the cowl! And I like it better than the one in the book, great job ;)

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