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The Taffy Blouse project 2.0: This time, done right!

Added Jan 10, 2012

by LaraGa

Edmonton, Canada






The Taffy blouse from the Colette Sewing Handbook, this time made right! Sleeves and the correct suggested material included. I wasn’t sure about this blouse at first and thought the sleeves might overwhelm my frame, but it’s really growing on me. The secret to my success with this material vs. the first time I tried it? Spray starch. I starched the crap out of the material before I started even cutting!

Blogged about here at Motivation is Overrated

Material Notes

Poly chiffon (my practice material for this blouse), bias tape.



Related Techniques


Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Mod, Romantic
Chiffon, Polyester

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    Jan 20, 2012, 02.08 AMby mwelland

    Beautiful. Love the fabric, love the way it looks on you!

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    Jan 12, 2012, 04.43 AMby zoepopi

    Spray starch! you’re a genius! Thanks so much for the tip!

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    Jan 11, 2012, 04.43 PMby lilmissmuffett

    really cute! It looks wonderful on you!

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    Jan 11, 2012, 04.37 AMby Tracey McGowan Wirth

    Oh my gosh!!! I love it!!!! It looks great!!! I am going to spray the crap out of mine too!!! When I finally tackle it!!

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      Jan 11, 2012, 06.53 AMby LaraGa

      Thanks! :)

      The starch was what saved me, I’m telling you. Money well spent!

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    Jan 10, 2012, 01.29 PMby mandicoulter

    oh nice!

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    Jan 10, 2012, 02.52 AMby schnui

    Your blouse is lovely and really looks good on you. Well done.

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      Jan 10, 2012, 03.11 PMby LaraGa

      Thank you :)

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    Jan 10, 2012, 02.43 AMby mekaa

    I had the same concern about the sleeves, and had decided to try to use a slimmer sleeve pattern. Yours looks great though! Making me re-think my plans.

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      Jan 10, 2012, 03.11 PMby LaraGa

      I’m glad I tried this one again, it’s miles away from the first version I made.

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