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Self-Drafted Blouse

Added Feb 24, 2013

by omgdora

Tel Aviv, Israel






I finally managed to draft myself a serviceable bodice block, and used it to make this little fitted blouse. It has a peter pan collar and closes with an invisible zipper down the center back. The zipper is inserted upside-down, opening from the hem, as I find it easier to zip that way, so I also made a little faced slit and added a button at the neckline so I can pull the blouse over my head.

The fabric is this great, very thin and soft cotton batiste that I picked up in the Nahalat Binyamin fabric market. It has a little green print on a black background. After making this I went back and bought it in another colorway (dark red on red).

I find this blouse very flattering and I am already working on the next couple of versions.

Material Notes

printed cotton batiste, black cotton blend for the collar, invisible zipper, fabric-covered button




Garment Type

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    Oct 11, 2013, 05.31 PMby caireen

    This is very lovely! The collar is so cute and I love the fabric. :)

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    Mar 8, 2013, 04.37 PMby Bert Horrocks

    AWESOME!! I want the pattern!

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      Mar 9, 2013, 10.36 AMby omgdora

      Heh, thanks! I’m sure you already have a similar one in your stash. It’s as basic as can be. Fitting it to the body is the challenge…

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    Feb 26, 2013, 10.11 AMby Rikamekko

    Lovely blouse!

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    Feb 25, 2013, 01.09 PMby omgdora

    Thanks guys! It’s the first (real) project I’m showing here and you’ve made me feel welcome :))

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    Feb 24, 2013, 06.13 PMby tlynnfrey

    Beautiful blouse! Want one like it!

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    Feb 24, 2013, 03.21 PMby Linda74Sews

    very sweet blouse. nice fit. great ideas.

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    Feb 24, 2013, 02.27 PMby skeeler

    Well done!!!

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    Feb 24, 2013, 09.29 AMby Mary Athey

    Its.lovely on you. Love.the neck and the fabric x

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      Feb 24, 2013, 01.20 PMby omgdora

      Thank you :)

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