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Shirt in flowers

Added Apr 19, 2017

by Maria Hayek

Asker, Norway






Another item in my sewing for others collection that I made for a friend.

This is a pattern that kind of grew on me the more I looked at the technical drawing, and since this friend covers her hair, the long hem and long sleeves fit perfectly!

This is probably the most elaborate piece I’ve sewn so far! A lot of pattern pieces, a lot of darts and seams and folds, it was a real patience and precision tester for me :D But the result is so awesome, it was worth all that effort.

I followed the instructions pretty much all the way, apart from eating a bit into the seam allowances at the sides adding 2cm of ease, so the silhouette isn’t super hugging. I also bought the pattern online from the Russian Burda Style and they referred the instructions for the collar and the sleeve placket to another pattern and I was too lazy to ask for those instructions so I winged it. I did get the other set of instructions later just in case :)

I like this shirt so much, it almost pains me to give it away. But hey! I can always make myself one later :)

For more about the process and such, please visit my blog entry: Shirt in flowers

Material Notes

100% cotton poplin




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type

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    May 20, 2017, 10.11 PMby elenaakish

    The print is amazing! And I love the shirt silhouette. Gorgeous!

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      May 21, 2017, 09.06 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much :)

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    May 16, 2017, 01.36 PMby Stacyco

    I like this contrast print! This shirt looks great at the expense of lengthening the hem. In this, there is some retro chic. You look amazing. I would like to sew a similar thing ))

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      May 17, 2017, 03.05 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much Stacy :)

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    May 6, 2017, 07.19 PMby Madcinderella

    Supersnygg blus och jag älskar tyget!!!

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    May 3, 2017, 03.48 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Wonderful blouse, I have the same opinion about the pattern and as more I look at it, the more I like it and especially in your interpretation:-) Sportive shirts from floral prints is my strong weakness:-) It looks so great in floral print and both the colour and the pattern suit you. The fitting is so perfect that I even don’t think it is worth mentioning – so obvious it is! Great job!

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      May 4, 2017, 05.47 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much Oksana :) Now I feel I really need to make me one as well :D

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    Apr 28, 2017, 08.23 AMby karey

    Hi Maria. I like your version better than the original. It inspired me to have another look at the pattern. I like both your fabric choice & the slighter looser fit, & am I right in thinking you haven’t hidden the buttons? I don’t really like the back details on this pattern but now thinking it might be worth altering it. All the darts & waist seam would make it easier to fit than other shirt patterns.

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      Apr 29, 2017, 08.59 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much! I have actually hidden the buttons, the only ones visible are the sleeve and collar ones as per pattern. I was skeptical about the back detail too, the skirt bit to be precise and thinking it would look good also if the front skirt shape is reused there. It’d probably look good with either the front overlapping the back one as in the original design or vice versa, but haven’t tried that myself to see how it’ll actually be :)

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    Apr 26, 2017, 02.37 PMby kisses

    Lovely shirt….very nice fabric

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      Apr 27, 2017, 06.24 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much :)

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    Apr 24, 2017, 05.09 PMby slmnstyle

    What a lovely shirt! Nice fabric too. All your work certainly paid off!

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      Apr 25, 2017, 06.04 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much :) I’m loving this one :)

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    Apr 23, 2017, 06.25 PMby liliv-1

    Wow for the fit of this! I would bet it was made for you not anyone else! The print is very special but what I like the most is the hourglass shape- really dramatic and pleasant to the eye!

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      Apr 24, 2017, 05.36 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much :) It’s this shape that makes me want one for myself too :)

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    Apr 21, 2017, 06.06 AMby Maria Loupa

    What a stunning shirt Maria! The pattern is absolutely beautiful and so is the fabric. The fit is perfect, it looks great on you. This is a really statement pιece.

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      Apr 21, 2017, 06.52 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Maria for a very uplifting comment :)

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    Apr 20, 2017, 06.45 PMby Luda Tomashevska

    Класна блузка! Такий цікавий крій! А ше – я фанатка жовтого! Тому вона мені правда дуже подобається! P.S.1 А я з місяць тому з українського сайту Бурда замовляла онлайн викрійку. Теж були посилання. Я далеееко не експерт, тому запитала про додаткові інструкції. І вони мені без проблем дуже швидко і безкоштовно їх вислали. P.S.2 Я побачила на сайті вишиванку і подумала, шо можна написати українською ) До речі, успіхів з нею! Я маю теж недовишиту )))) Вона чекає свого часу ))

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      Apr 21, 2017, 05.23 AMby Maria Hayek

      Дуже дякую Люда :) Я Украинский понимаю но разговариваю сама плохо, поэтому ответ по русски (стыдно, я же все таки на половину Украинка, но что поделать, наверно опять учить язык надо :)).
      Мне тоже на Русском сайте без проблем и бесплатно дали, я просто была слишком ленивой и не могла дотянутся до компа чтобы им написать.
      Я уже почти 2 года вышиваю эту вышиванку! Бери свою в руки и начинай по тихоньку, по крайней мере когда то ее закончишь и будет приятно :)
      И спасибо что смотрела мой блог :) <3

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    Apr 20, 2017, 05.39 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Wow! 22 pieces!!! With this one you proved your great sewing skills! However, I think that the great job you’ve done is somehow “lost” under this bold print. I think that when you make yours, you should try a plain color so that all this work will show off!

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      Apr 21, 2017, 05.03 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thanks Elpida :) Maybe you’re right, but I still think the nice fit and silhouette pays off. What I have in mind is not plain, but a lot calmer than this print, so maybe it shows better :)

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    Apr 20, 2017, 05.00 PMby chula123

    I totally see why you are reluctant to hand it over to your friend, it is awesome!! You absolutely must make one for yourself :-))

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      Apr 20, 2017, 05.38 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much Chula! There’s a big chance I will make me one too :)

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    Apr 19, 2017, 09.35 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Så Kul! Stilig stoff og! :)

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      Apr 20, 2017, 06.41 AMby Maria Hayek

      Tusen takk Ellen! Stoffet er fra minervacrafts.com, anbefales!

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      Apr 23, 2017, 07.05 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Takk for tipset Maria! :)

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    Apr 19, 2017, 05.03 PMby Beccki

    Super cool fabric and a great stand out piece, i can see why you wanted to keep it for yourself, its beautiful.

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      Apr 20, 2017, 06.39 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much Beccki! I have a piece of fabric in my stash that I bought to make another shirt…I think it has a big chance of becoming this one instead :)

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    Apr 19, 2017, 01.47 PMby sewing fanatic

    It looks stunning in this floral print, and the cinched in waist has a wonderful shape, lovving it! hope you make lots of fab things for you, as your sewing is top quality! my sewing still needs improving lol, but i’m still enthusiastic about sewing my wardrobe, just be greedy like me and try to avoid others hahaa!! ;P

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      Apr 19, 2017, 02.36 PMby Maria Hayek

      Hahaha! Most of the time I do exactly that. And soon I’ll be back to that. Thanks for the comment :)
      And I think your sewing is really good too, you just keep selecting these tricky fabrics :)

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      Apr 19, 2017, 02.59 PMby sewing fanatic

      very true i have defo selected some tricky even obscure fabrics in my time looking at my studio hahaha! it can feel deflating if the project is a major failure :( but live and learn, it quite often is only due to using inappropriate fabrics lolz x

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    Apr 19, 2017, 06.35 AMby TeenyUK

    Well done, Maria – it looks fantastic. It’s so rewarding to make something with more finer details and to see it turn out right, I think. Can’t believe you winged the collar though – that’s brave!!! :)

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      Apr 19, 2017, 08.13 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much :)
      Well, it’s not my first collar, so I already knew how the construction generally works, these were wings that flew before :D

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