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Powder pink perfect

Added Jun 25, 2016

by Maria Hayek

Asker, Norway






I saw Elpida’s Trees in powder pink and totally fell in love with the powder pink and black combination! Then my local fabric store released this gorgeous pineapple fabric in this color combination <3 (sigh!)

The pattern for the blouse was an impulse buy…oh so cute! oh nice price! click :D This is New Look 6808 view C (Couldn’t resist the collar with the bow). A bit later I had a few days of inspiration and decision making, where the pattern and the fabric became one in my mind.

The culottes happened because I wanted culottes, liked this pattern, then found a fabric that looks similar to the one in the magazine AND in powder pink and black!

All this resulted in this powder pink and black set that I’m totally in love with, especially the blouse! I love this blouse!

Material Notes

100 % viscose for both items, thinner more flowy for the blouse, more solid for the culottes.




Garment Type

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    Aug 1, 2016, 07.03 AMby sewing fanatic

    you look great! both pieces are brilliant!!! X

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      Aug 1, 2016, 11.36 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Nadia :)

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    Jul 17, 2016, 07.35 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

    All the story and the result are awesome! I guess it happens when people really want something to happen! And your wish to have all those fabrics and make perfect ensemble was very hot! It is not easy to match prints but you managed to do that with great taste and so have a very nice look! All the details are worthy to pay attention: the fitting of the blouse and ideally cut collar are just above the any praise!!! Culottes suits you well, too, you’ll surely find the good applying for the rest of fabric!

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      Jul 17, 2016, 10.54 AMby Maria Hayek

      Such nice words! Thank you so much dear Oksana, I’m so flattered! I used them a lot since and still totally love them both.

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    Jul 1, 2016, 01.00 AMby Yaz Rojas

    Wow! both pieces are terrific! Congrats :) I am just starting to sew so it is very inspiring to see what you can do and strive to one day be able to have that skill. Lovely work.

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      Jul 1, 2016, 10.01 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Yaz :) It feels like I started yesterday myself…all you need is a bit of passion and patience and you’ll get there in no time! Looking forward to seeing your creations :)

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    Jun 28, 2016, 05.10 PMby matkailijakirppu

    Super cute! Loving the colour! :)

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    Jun 28, 2016, 04.17 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Oh, those pineapples…I would have bought it without second thought….But I also like the culottes fabric very much. If you have any left, I think that a matching crop top would look really great! By the way, as we share inspiration, I’m still looking for the perfect yellow project…..

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      Jun 28, 2016, 06.23 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thanks Elpida! Let me go check…nope, don’t have enough for a top :( Can probably squeeze out a few panels…I’ll keep thinking…
      As for a yellow project for you, I can’t stop thinking that you’ll look great in something like this but in a nicer yellow, maybe with some white in it…Also apropos inspiration: What can one do in Athens between like 19:00 and 21:00 before having a nice greek meal and heading back to the airport?

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      Jun 28, 2016, 09.45 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

      When will you be here? At 19:00 you ‘ll be at the airport or in the centre of Athens? Where will you have meal?
      Give me more details. I don’t know if you travel alone and what are your plans, but I could come to meet you. And even take some photos of our latest projects and post them together!

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      Jun 28, 2016, 09.52 AMby Maria Hayek

      I’m flying via Athens tomorrow. Landing at 17:40, so based on the net should be in the center around 19:00 depending on how fast I make it through the airport…
      I’m also fasting and sunset is 20:50 or something so that’s when I’m planning to eat. No particular restaurant as such…then have a flight at 23:55, so aiming at the metro just around 10pm to take me back.
      Would absolutely love to meet if you’re OK with this crazy schedule :)

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      Jun 28, 2016, 10.17 AMby Maria Hayek

      Also, yes, I’m traveling alone.

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      Jun 28, 2016, 10.52 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

      I love crazy schedules…We can meet at 19:00 at Monastiraki Metro Station. Surprise: Tzai will be there, too and maybe liliv!!!! We can meet on the square just outside the central entrance of the station.

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      Jun 28, 2016, 11.03 AMby Maria Hayek

      OMG! That is so awesome! Looking forward to meeting you ladies :)
      And I apologize in advance if I’m a bit late…

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      Jun 28, 2016, 11.21 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

      In Greece, we always arrange things the last moment…See you tomorrow!

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    Jun 27, 2016, 11.48 AMby punktyodniesienia


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    Jun 26, 2016, 08.15 PMby SueMH

    Maria both pieces are great on you! That little top is oh so cute!!!

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      Jun 26, 2016, 08.27 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Sue :) yeah, I’m totally in love with this top!

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    Jun 26, 2016, 07.12 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Så stilig! og søt topp! :-))

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      Jun 26, 2016, 07.18 PMby Maria Hayek

      Tusen takk Ellen :) Det er lenge siden jeg har vært fornøyd med noe jeg sydde selv som jeg er nå med denne toppen :D

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      Jun 26, 2016, 07.21 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Du har laget så mange flotte plagg, og bør være stolt over å ha laget dem selv!

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      Jun 26, 2016, 07.24 PMby Maria Hayek

      Tusen takk Ellen :)

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    Jun 26, 2016, 06.08 PMby Beccki

    Great outfit, I especially love the blouse the colour looks great on you, fresh fruity and summery.

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      Jun 26, 2016, 07.17 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Beccki! I totally live this blouse :)

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    Jun 26, 2016, 02.27 PMby liliv-1

    It is really a fabulous color combo! Love the whole outfit!

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      Jun 26, 2016, 05.26 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Liliv :)

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    Jun 26, 2016, 01.16 PMby SurMesure

    I love a top with a feminine touch and this bow, lovely! Great with the culottes; I’m adding this pattern to my favourites…

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      Jun 26, 2016, 05.26 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much :) I’m flattered.

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    Jun 26, 2016, 11.36 AMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous 2 piece outfit. I bought the top pattern as well but so far it’s unopened. I love your version and the pineapple fabrics Fab. Love the cullottes as well. Great looking x

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      Jun 26, 2016, 05.25 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you do much Mary :) It’s a great top, you should give it a try!

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    Jun 26, 2016, 10.57 AMby kelerabeus

    Love your ansamble, and that pineapple fabric is the cutest ever! You chose a good pattern, all six views offered are really beautiful. Oh, and powder pink is one of my favorite colors too! :)

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      Jun 26, 2016, 05.24 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you :) The fit of this blouse pattern is really good, I adjusted absolutely nothing. Since you’re a fan of powder pink too, maybe we see you in it soon? ;)

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    Jun 26, 2016, 09.22 AMby chula123

    what a great outfit Maria! I especially like the pineapples and the collar was a great choice! But as you’ve already shown, both pieces look great together but will be easy to combine with lots of other clothes.

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      Jun 26, 2016, 05.22 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Chula! I haven’t been this happy with an outfit I made for a long time! And the pineapples are really cute :)

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    Jun 25, 2016, 10.30 PMby Surriously

    Very cute collar on the blouse.

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