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Summer blouse with hand-sewn buttonholes

Added Aug 18, 2013

by thewallinna

Dublin , Ireland






I had nurtured the idea of this blouse ever since I got hold on the April 2012 issue of Burda Style. This blouse is #116 in the April issue.

For this blouse, I used slightly less than a metre (one yard) of fabric, some fusible interfacing for the collar and front placket, and four buttons. This cotton batiste is so delicate that I decided to finish the garment with French seams.I also sewn buttonholes by hand.

You can read more on my blog

Material Notes

Cotton batiste
Fusible interfacing
Four buttons




Summer, Spring
Garment Type

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    Aug 19, 2013, 12.50 AMby bethmaryharley

    Ha ha! I made my version of this with fabric from Nippori too! Is the fabric a ‘Tomato’ bargain like mine? Yours looks much more elegant and well-made though! ;-)

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      Aug 19, 2013, 02.17 AMby thewallinna

      No! It was from another shop, opposite to the big Tomato and I paid the full price.

      P.S. Too bad we did not catch up when you lived in Tokyo! Hope your Singaporean adventure is exciting!

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      Aug 19, 2013, 03.39 AMby bethmaryharley

      I know! It really sucks! :-( Definitely let me know if you come Singapore way next! I miss Nippori and Okadaya so much, I may have to take a short trip back… Was it the shop with the knit fabrics outside? i never made it inside there after Tomato! Hope Tokyo’s heat isn’t getting to you too much now you have a lovely cool top to wear!

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    Aug 18, 2013, 04.11 PMby liliv-1

    Pretty! The buttons are so lovely!

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    Aug 18, 2013, 03.27 PMby Mary Athey

    its lovely. the fabrics gorgeous and i love the pop of colour with the buttons. x

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