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tied into little bows blouse

Added Jun 22, 2011

by ginasophia

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I am not one for ruffles or bows most often, but dress L in Sasahara Noriko’s pattern book Nonchalant Feminine Style was too clever and classic for me not to try! Most of the patterns are for fall in this book and this pattern originally had a very full sleeve attached. I shortened the sleeve to make it more spring summery but felt like it was still too heavy so i decided sleeveless was the way to go.
This pattern can even be slightly modified to be completely reversible if you have the patience for the finishing!

I love this top, it is chic and effortless, and is satisfying my desire for summer whites. I cant wait to wear it with tight denim and bandeau skirts!

Material Notes

linen inner, cotton lining




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Cotton, Linen

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    Aug 5, 2011, 01.26 PMby Lidia Esther

    Lovely. I am going to give this a shot with a fabric piece I discovered yesterday. Hope I have enough!!

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    Jul 18, 2011, 08.43 PMby serenayuet

    Nice top, not very good pattern

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      Jul 19, 2011, 03.07 PMby ginasophia

      I am sorry the pattern isn’t to your liking. It’s purpose is to fulfill the requests of seamstresses who are familiar on how to modify simple patterns.

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    Jul 13, 2011, 09.49 PMby Lisa Lorscheter Steffl

    I adore this and have been looking for something just like it! Thanks for sharing!

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    Jul 13, 2011, 02.29 PMby sallybrown

    Thanks for sharing the pattern :) This top is so cute!! And classy ! I can’t wait to sew it myself !

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    Jul 13, 2011, 06.07 AMby begysh

    I love this one. So many times I am looking this kind of shoulder. Thank you..

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    Jul 13, 2011, 01.18 AMby candroid007


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    Jul 12, 2011, 08.55 PMby wildflower31

    I am so making this, thanks. Maybe I can add a crochet embelishment somwhere.

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    Jul 12, 2011, 07.24 AMby Peggy Davis

    Perfect lil’ summer top / casual / should be worn whenever one wants. Xcited to sew !! Making three + for family and self. Thank you!!

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    Jul 11, 2011, 02.32 AMby Timea Schmidt

    Oh, thanks so much for the pattern!! I’m so excited, I was thinking of this blouse all day today while I was browsing the online fabric stores and now here it is. You rock!

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    Jul 10, 2011, 11.34 PMby gena43

    Very cute and retro!

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    Jul 10, 2011, 09.27 AMby onehundredsocks

    Excactly the inspiration I needed for the sheer white polkadotted fabric I have lying around. Thanks for the pattern!

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      Jul 10, 2011, 06.22 PMby ginasophia

      excellent and good luck! I can’t wait to see it :)

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    Jul 9, 2011, 09.27 PMby Irina Schwab

    I knew that this top will make the headlines :-))

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    Jul 9, 2011, 02.26 AMby Lexicon

    chic and simple – love it

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    Jul 9, 2011, 01.46 AMby Denise Angela

    I love this chic top……gorgeous!

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    Jul 8, 2011, 07.51 PMby nehozack

    just lovely. so simple, yet so effective.

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    Jul 8, 2011, 06.51 PMby vanessa

    Classy! Love the bows.

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    Jul 8, 2011, 03.12 PMby Sewing And Style

    Would be soooooo cool if you could draft instructions on how to make those bows- I think any basic pattern can be altered. PLEASE!!!!!!

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      Jul 9, 2011, 01.37 PMby ginasophia

      that’s a great idea, I will do my best to get something up soon!

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    Jun 23, 2011, 10.59 PMby Testosterone


    Removing the sleeves was brilliant.

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    Jun 22, 2011, 11.47 PMby caramia-made

    Egads you’ve done it again! :)

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    Jun 22, 2011, 09.30 PMby hyunjoo

    Beautiful!!! Which one of her books was this pattern from? I want to make an attempt with this! … after my long queue of other things to make lol

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      Jun 23, 2011, 12.25 AMby ginasophia

      Nonchalant Sweet Clothes. how perfect no? Until you asked me I always took the title for granted and read the little parts of hirigana and katakana I coule from the cover. but i did some research and fount the title at I heart design (a fellow burdastylian i believe) http://tangerinesamurai.com/2010/08/03/a-new-japanese-pattern-book/

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      Jun 23, 2011, 12.32 AMby ginasophia

      or sweet feminine clothes which i believe i have read somewhere else ISBN978-4-579-11300-2

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    Jun 22, 2011, 08.48 PMby Irina Schwab

    I love this top. so light, classy, so elegant. It honestly looks really expensive. Such a nice project!

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      Jun 22, 2011, 09.07 PMby ginasophia

      thank you very much, your comments make me even more proud of it :)

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    Jun 22, 2011, 08.27 PMby dextha

    love it …………….. great job….

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