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Sewing along with Meg...

Added May 25, 2016

by Elpida Kyriakou

Athens, Greece






I’m really happy this time I managed to sew along with Meg. I made some alterations to the pattern:
I shortened the sleeves and added leather ribbons to the neckline and the sleeve hems .
I also eliminated the buttons in the front, not only because I am lazy, but also because the fringe band around the waist would make the whole task even harder. Anyway the blouse is (too) roomy, so the buttons were practically useless.
Then I realised that my colorful summer collection was lacking matching, neutral colored pants . This post would be unfair to these really nice pants, as they are completely lost under the huge blouse. So I included some more photos with a different top. Actually, I think I like the pants more than the blouse…Not too tight, not too big, very comfy, very versatile…

Material Notes

Cotton voile for the blouse, stretch gabardine for the pants



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    Jul 1, 2016, 06.00 PMby sewing fanatic

    loving your work here! beautiful pieces Elpida xx

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    Jun 5, 2016, 05.59 AMby rita61

    Neat top. Great pants! Your styling looks neat.

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    May 31, 2016, 11.10 PMby izbott

    The details are amazing! I have the pattern traced & the fabric on hand. I’m glad to see you didn’t do the buttons. It can do without. I like how you added your own touch to this pattern. Fabulous pants!

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      Jun 1, 2016, 11.37 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Come on, I’m looking forward to seeing yours…It’s a nice blouse although its already too hot down here for long sleeves…

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    May 31, 2016, 01.55 PMby liliv-1

    Δραμα! Κι εγω το σ/κ ημουν και με τις δυο μηχανες χαλασμενες! Δεν εχω χειροτερο!

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    May 30, 2016, 08.23 PMby liliv-1

    Φοβερα και τα δυο! Το παντελονι εχει πολυ ωραια εφαρμογη! Να δω ποτε θα παμε για ψωνια τελικα!

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      May 31, 2016, 11.42 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Δεν σας πήρα τηλέφωνο το Σαββατοκύριακο για βόλτα γιατί ήμουν σε απόγνωση: χάλασε η μηχανή μου την Πεμπτη το βράδυ και δεν ήξερα τι να κάνω. Όταν βρήκα έναν καλό κύριο στη γειτονιά και μου την έφτιαξε το Σάββατο το μεσημέρι, πήρα τέτοια χαρά που πήγα στις 3 το μεσημέρι να πάρω ύφασμα, ότι βρήκα μπροστά μου…Αυτό το Σάββατο είναι λίγο δύσκολο για μένα γιατί διαβάζουμε για τις εξετάσεις αλλά αν το κανονίσετε θα έρθω έστω για λίγο.

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    May 29, 2016, 10.42 PMby Tzai

    το πήρες τελικά το μπροντερί! καλά έκανες γιατί είναι πολύ ωραίο! Η μπλούζα σου είναι όμορφη, αεράτη και αποκαλυπτική :) ότι πρέπει για τι ζέστη που έχουμε αυτές τις μέρες! Μπράβο σου που έφτιαξες και παντελόνι, νομίζω αυτό είναι λίγο πιο δύσκολο από τα προηγούμενα που είχες φτιάξει!

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      May 31, 2016, 11.46 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Όχι δεν κυκλοφορώ κανονικά με τέτοια σέξυ περιβολή…Φοράω φανελάκι από μέσα και είμαι ευπρεπής…Το Σάββατο το μεσημέρι, όταν επισκεύασα τη μηχανή μου, πήγα μες τη χαρά και πήρα εκείνη τη χρωματιστή δαντέλα που είχαμε δει στον Ολιβιέρη!

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      Jun 2, 2016, 04.42 PMby Tzai

      Φανταζομαι ποσο στεναχωρεθηκες, ευτυχώς ολα καλα τωρα. Ανυπομονώ να δω τι θα φτιαξεις με τη δαντελα τελικα. Διάβασα το μηνυμα σου στη Βασιλικη για το Σάββατο, , και εγω ειμαι λιγο πιεσμενη αυτη την εβδομαδα. Να κανονισουμε καλυτερα την επομενη.

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    May 27, 2016, 06.57 PMby Beccki

    Super cool top Elpida, love the details, I have also made these trousers they are really comfy and a great wardrobe staple. Unfortunately mine turned out a little big, but I really want to make another pair, I love yours.

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      May 28, 2016, 06.34 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

      You are right Beccki…They are a little big around the waist. You are supposed to pull the waist down for a modern look, but I don’t like this idea. Actually, there was a note in the instructions saying that but I didn’ pay much attention. Now, when I walk they slip down a little bit but they stop in an “acceptable” position…

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    May 26, 2016, 07.52 PMby SueMH

    Gorgeous fabric in your top Elpida and you can’t go wrong with a neutral coloured pair of pants. All looks lovely on you as usual.

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      May 28, 2016, 06.28 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thank you very much Sue! I’ll definetely wear these pants more than all my fancy, colorful clothes…

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    May 26, 2016, 02.46 PMby alice9163

    Very unique and sexy blouse. And your pants suit you perfectly. Well done

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      May 28, 2016, 06.26 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thanks Alice! I think your pants fitted much better than mine!

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    May 26, 2016, 12.06 PMby SurMesure

    Great outfits! I really like this blouse pattern, and seeing yours, I think it looks better with leather ribbons instead of buttons. And these pants fit you perfectly!

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      May 28, 2016, 06.24 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thank you! If I made it again, I would go down one size…All this volume is unecessary unless one is pregnant…When the wind blows it’s like a baloon!

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    May 25, 2016, 08.56 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Such a gorgeous blouse! I’ve taken out this pattern too.. The pant looks very nice and comfy :)

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      May 28, 2016, 06.18 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thank you Ellen…My machine broke down on Thursday evening. No sewing this weekend…I’m sure you can undrestand my situation….

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      May 29, 2016, 09.47 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Ooh, that’s pity! You need to have a spare one…! ;-)

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    May 25, 2016, 08.30 PMby floralgirl

    Wow you’ve been busy what a great collection…love them all!!

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      May 28, 2016, 06.13 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thank you! But now I’m in dispair…My machine collapsed on Thursday evening. I’ve taken it to the “doctor”…All my weekend sewing plans are cancelled….

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      Jun 1, 2016, 06.02 AMby floralgirl

      Gosh…how I wish I could push a spare sewing machine through my computer screen for you

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      Jun 1, 2016, 11.32 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Oh, you’re so sweet….It was the first time my machine ever crashed and I was so happy to find that good old man who repaired it, at a very low price and so close to my home…But it was the last machine he repaired in his career… He closed his business last Saturday after 37 years!

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    May 25, 2016, 07.23 PMby kisses

    Interesting fabric and the pants is fab. The fit is just right

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      May 28, 2016, 06.37 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thank you! I don’t like sewing pants very much, but I have one more pair in progress now.

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    May 25, 2016, 07.09 PMby kelerabeus

    What a gorgeus fabric, so exquisite! And I love the pants as well, especially the pocket details.

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      May 28, 2016, 06.09 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thanks! And it’s quite inexpensive,too…Only 6 euros for 1m.

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    May 25, 2016, 05.58 PMby Maria Hayek

    I like these pants too! On my favorites list already although have no immediate plans to make them, but they look great on you, maybe I should! The top is really interesting, cool fabric with cool details, loved how you positioned them :)

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      May 28, 2016, 06.06 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

      I would never put these pants on top of my long list, too. I’m usually attracted by more fancy models and leave the basic ones behind.But I was shocked to realise there was not a single monochrome garment in my closet…

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