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My version of the Susan blouse

Added Mar 28, 2011

by paranoire

Bochum, Germany






I loved the Susan pattrn form the start and finally got around to use it!

I altered the ruffles, hem and added a sas at the waist for a more feminine fit. I spent about 8-10 hours sewing, because I handstitched all the yoke lining pieces and finished all other seams with french seams. I TRULY and dearly love this blouse. So much, actually, that I’ll make a dress like this soon!

One of the few things I made for myself :) Now with pictures!

Material Notes

1,25 m chiffon, 0,4 m medium/heavy linen and the same amount for the floral patterned cotton lining
3 different kinds of ivory nut buttons




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Ethnic, Romantic, Steampunk, Vintage
Chiffon, Cotton, Linen

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    Jun 11, 2012, 04.57 AMby Lela1983

    I love it… I just downloaded this with steampunk in mind and seeing your version makes me very happy!!

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    May 3, 2011, 02.37 PMby amibambini

    This is lovely, I bought the Susan pattern ages ago with the idea of making a dress from it.. you have inspired me to get back to that project!

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    Apr 2, 2011, 08.02 PMby simplyb

    Okay, WOW. This is a great looking blouse!

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      Apr 5, 2011, 11.11 AMby paranoire

      Thank you :)

      I’m very much n love with it, too!

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    Mar 29, 2011, 12.10 AMby novak-1

    You did a fabulous job!! I LOVE your blouse – it’s nostalgic, romantic, and looks like it would be very comfortable, too. The choice of buttons works perfectly, and the longer length was a great idea. Thanks for posting it :-)

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      Mar 29, 2011, 01.03 PMby paranoire

      Thank you :3

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    Mar 28, 2011, 10.23 PMby tessi

    Your blouse is STUNNING! I love the look of this blouse lengthened, and what you did with the ruffles really adds a lot of style. The fabric combinations are eye-catching, even though the blouse has a “neutral” feel to it. I never would have given the original Susan blouse a second glance. You made me look! If you can, I’d love to see a picture of you wearing it!

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      Mar 29, 2011, 01.02 PMby paranoire

      Thank you, I’ll upload one as soon as I can :)

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