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Summer Blouse: red stripe

Added Mar 8, 2011

by janetheclerk

Durban, South Af...






I love this fabric! It puts me in mind of the circus. This is a breezy summer blouse that wants to go to the beach, a picnic, or an easy Sunday lunch. The elasticated sleeves and the loose waist mean you can wear this on a fat day. I’m having a fat year so far, so I love this top!

I’ve used this pattern again with a slight variant to make a smarter blouse, and I just wish I had more smart occasions!

Material Notes

Cotton blend; cotton facing




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Casual
Cotton, Blends

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    Mar 10, 2011, 06.58 PMby chichil

    That’s awesome I adore your top!

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    Mar 9, 2011, 07.14 PMby marvage

    I adore this pattern. It’s very inspiring for me — a beginner sewer. Should you ever decide to sell patterns I would love to buy this design. Thanks for posting your work. :)

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      Mar 10, 2011, 07.08 AMby janetheclerk

      i’m more than happy to sell a pattern to you, it’ll be usd5. if that’s ok, give me your bust, waist and hip measurement, and i’ll draw one up.

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    Mar 9, 2011, 05.31 AMby janetheclerk

    thank you so much for the lovely comments. i really appreciate it. i sometimes worry i’ve gone completely in the wrong direction, and i’m the only one who thinks it’s cool.

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    Mar 8, 2011, 05.09 PMby rheamc

    This is a great simple top – what pattern have you used?

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      Mar 8, 2011, 08.47 PMby janetheclerk

      thank you! i based it on a top i already had, but i drafted the pattern myself.

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    Mar 8, 2011, 05.08 PMby Lisette O

    How cute! I love that fabric.

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    Mar 8, 2011, 02.59 PMby karinsi

    Very nice! I’m sewing a dress similar to this top, almost the same color and stripe, and similar cut.

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    Mar 8, 2011, 09.02 AMby sarsaparilla

    Wonderful top! I really love that style of blouse – it’s just so flattering! Very circus-y indeed :)

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