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Style Arc Brenda Blouse

Added Oct 3, 2013

by schnui

Brisbane, Australia






Every month, Style Arc give you their free pattern of the month with your order of another pattern. In August, I received the Brenda pattern and thought it was perfect fora piece of border print cotton voile that I had in my stash. I saw a shirt in a designer magazine that had used the border print at the top of the shirt rather than at the bottom, so I thought I would try this for a change and I am happy with the result. This pattern wasn’t as well fitting as other Style Arc patterns so I had to remove the front darts to make it fit. but other from that, it is a lovely style.

Material Notes

Cotton volie




Garment Type


Style Arc Brenda Blouse/shirt

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    Oct 29, 2013, 06.30 AMby Diana Broeders

    Wow, what a great way to use a border print!

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      Oct 29, 2013, 10.58 AMby schnui

      Thanks Diana. I was looking through a magazine featuring some designer blouses and saw that the border print fabric was used in this way. I had this fabric and decided to try it out. The cotton voile is a little thin for a structured blouse but I wanted to use fabric in my stash.

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    Oct 6, 2013, 12.09 AMby kisses

    Love the fabric and it suits the style

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      Oct 6, 2013, 10.30 AMby schnui

      Thanks Kisses.

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    Oct 6, 2013, 12.09 AMby kisses

    Love the fabric and it suits the style

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    Oct 4, 2013, 08.46 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    I do adore this blouse! What a nice fabric – and your sewing is perfect! :)

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      Oct 4, 2013, 09.51 AMby schnui

      Thank-you , you are very sweet.

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    Oct 3, 2013, 09.47 AMby liliv-1

    Very nice shirt, you used the fabric in the best way!

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      Oct 3, 2013, 10.47 AMby schnui

      Thank-you :)

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    Oct 3, 2013, 09.25 AMby schnui


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    Oct 3, 2013, 08.50 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    Putting the border at the top instead of the bottom was certainly a very good idea – I like the twist it gave to the shirt!

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