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Strawberry Banksia

Added Apr 13, 2012

by sunnilj9

Cedar City, Utah...






This is my version of Megan Nielsen’s Banksia sewing pattern. I like it when you can make something from a small amount of pattern pieces. I whipped this number out in a day, which I found amazing because normally I tend to allow projects to sit for a day or two on things like hemming and the like (I hate hemming, because then it means the project is usually over).

I altered the pattern with my sloper (this is becoming a rather invaluable tool) and then proceeded to cut it out in this strawberry coloured linen which I procured from a local fabric shop. It stitched up really quickly! I was a little shaky when it came to the placket, but the directions were quite spot on and I found the insertion quite easy to do. The buttons were from the stash and if I do say so myself, their oversized size makes for a rather Anthropologie-esque feel. Kinda cute right? I misjudged the length for this thing – something I’ve fixed for a future round, but I’m happy to report that adding a band of fabric to the bottom for increased length only means that I’m resourceful rather than dismayed that I didn’t get every single thing perfectly right. Right?

I don’t know about you, but I’m aching for a strawberry smoothie just about now… As always, you can read more on my blog!


Material Notes

strawberry coloured linen, thread, buttons




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Preppy, Vintage


Banksia Pattern

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    Apr 20, 2012, 05.38 PMby fabgoddess

    fantastic!! so adorable!

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    Apr 16, 2012, 06.47 PMby debophile

    love love love LOVE LOOOOOOOOOOVE this!!!

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    Apr 15, 2012, 09.03 PMby julib

    I love this! It does look kind of anthropologie inspired… which is really cool. What a gorgeous color on you!! I’ve just recently come across Megan’s patterns as well and am now moving this one up on my list of things to sew! :-)

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    Apr 15, 2012, 08.23 PMby infinite-plus-one

    wow, i definitely have to try this pattern!

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    Apr 13, 2012, 02.43 PMby chula123

    what a lovely blouse ! The collar and the buttons make it look really adorable and the colour looks great on you !

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    Apr 13, 2012, 09.32 AMby jadealamode

    lovely top! I’m in for the strawberry smoothie! :)

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    Apr 13, 2012, 09.30 AMby blueskysunhigh

    Yes! Love it, too!

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    Apr 13, 2012, 07.03 AMby Ginnys

    Very nice! I love this colour!

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    Apr 13, 2012, 06.22 AMby schnui

    Lovely top and a beautiful colour fabric on you.

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    Apr 13, 2012, 03.07 AMby elisana

    very cute!

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