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Peach collar blouse and a-line skirt

Added Oct 25, 2012

by pampula

Helsinki, Finland






This was a school project that I made last spring. It was our product design project where we had to design an ensemble of skirt and shirt and then carry it out from pattern making to sewing. I wanted to make some basic elements to my wardrobe and i thought simple white blouse and navy blue skirt with a little 60’s twist would fill that place. I designed some little details, like peach colored collar and cuffs and buttonhole pockets in the skirt, to make the basic clothes more ‘me’. The process was long because we were just learning pattern making and for example I made several prototypes. Then I had difficulties in finding the right fabrics and I had to dye the fabric for the skirt. Sewing was also very slow mostly because of the many details of the shirt blouse that were completely new to me. After all this I was very happy with the ensemble, I think it fits quite well and I feel very sharp in it, even little preppy haha ;-)

Material Notes

white, peach and blue cotton, invisible zipper, cupro lining, button blank, buttons





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    Nov 6, 2012, 09.55 PMby picklelilly

    I love the simplicity! It’s the perfect outfit when you want to feel classic and preppy but at the same time unique. I also love it when you can tell there’s a lot of work behind a garment although it’s so basic. When not a single dart or button hole is accidental but carefully thought through. For example, the placement of the pockets and that one covered button in the side! Maybe I’m a nerd but that’s so inspiring.

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      Nov 8, 2012, 07.46 AMby pampula

      Thank you so much! I know exactly what you mean, it feels great to wear a garment that you have made with big effort. It gives some kind of satisfaction to make those little details and know they are there even though nobody else notices.

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    Oct 29, 2012, 05.50 PMby madebymeg

    ooh i love the subtle color differences!

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    Oct 26, 2012, 07.24 PMby ladyshape

    It looks great. Can I ask you now you finished the seam allowance around the armhole? I am currently battling with flat felled seams but with a 1cm s/a they are a mega bitch. Good work.

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      Oct 26, 2012, 08.57 PMby pampula

      Thank you! I first simply sew the seams with sewing machine and then trimmed the seam-allowances to ca 0,5 cm with serger. I have done flat felled seams only to straight seams and I imagine that curvy ones can be very tricky, hope you beat them:)

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    Oct 26, 2012, 05.27 PMby julib

    This is a really cute outfit! I especially love the peach collar blouse – it’s so sweet looking! You did a great job with fit too, I find that to be tricky with buttoned and collared blouses. Love it! :-)

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    Oct 26, 2012, 03.23 PMby kess

    So cute! I love it! you look like a 60s school girl! (i a good way :))

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    Oct 26, 2012, 02.19 PMby Amelia Midgley

    I love this outfit and the way you made the two simple things more “you”. You look great in them too :)

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