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Twinkle Sews Origami Blouse

Added Sep 26, 2010

by Les Bonnes V...

Paris, France






From the book “Twinkle Sews”.

Again, previous sewing experience is highly recommended.

I found the elastic on the sleeves to be very difficult-the directions ask you to sew a length of elastic onto the inside of the sleeve without a casing-basically this involves a lot of pinning/holding and sewing very slowly.

There were no explicit directions on how to make the “origami” rectangles-you sort of have to figure it out on your own that you sew the piece in half, turn it inside out, and fold down each corner and press.
Look at the picture and sew the rectangle down accordingly.

I also used black cotton (no stretch) instead of the suggested jersey, which was a mistake.
The CF “U” is very difficult to sew without stretch. However, I do like the crisp look of the ribbon ties in a woven as opposed to a jersey.

Overall this blouse is very cute but do not forget to print out a size bigger-this blouse is meant to be worn loose. I didn’t pay attention and ended up having to re-print the pattern (what a waste of paper!).

Once done, the blouse is very cute on (pictures to come soon), but it’s one of those tops where if you raise your arm the whole shirt lifts up.

Material Notes

Cotton shirting, and jersey for the CF “U” opening.




Garment Type

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    Dec 12, 2010, 06.59 AMby bellab

    What a gorgeous blouse – I love the crisp look and it means you’re able to easily dress it down with jeans or wear it to a meeting – elegant and versatile…..stunning poject!

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    Sep 27, 2010, 09.32 PMby charlotteauzou

    Wow ! This is the best project I’ve ever seen !

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    Sep 27, 2010, 07.29 PMby luxihere

    Cute! thanks for the inspiration. origami inspired outfit is in my to-do list now!

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    Sep 27, 2010, 05.45 PMby kaicole

    Amazing combination of construction lines and contour lines…Very nice!

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    Sep 27, 2010, 04.37 PMby Les Bonnes Vivantes Paris

    Thank you everyone for the kind words! This project was very fun to make and I wouldn’t worry too much about the “origami” part if any of you are going to make it…That’s literally the easiest part! I would suggest a muslin first however!

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    Sep 27, 2010, 02.35 PMby amaydak


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    Sep 27, 2010, 01.59 PMby HouseOf Pinheiro

    IN LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Sep 27, 2010, 01.46 PMby kelepso

    It’s beautiful and your construction is very clean and nice too. Great job!

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    Sep 27, 2010, 12.42 PMby Phyu Myo Hlaing(Jasmine)


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    Sep 27, 2010, 10.58 AMby distie

    wow, it looks so pretty!

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    Sep 27, 2010, 09.10 AMby janul

    This is so beautiful, I want it! I doubt I could make it though… :)

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    Sep 27, 2010, 08.57 AMby Lora Martinez

    Very cute, you’ve done a stunning job!

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    Sep 27, 2010, 08.52 AMby zaarissima

    Very, very pretty!

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    Sep 27, 2010, 08.31 AMby kihli

    You really made it! I’m planning to make the same since a while, hope it will come out as good as yours!

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    Sep 27, 2010, 07.03 AMby helluvaguy

    This looks amazing. I’m at a total loss if it comes to real origami. Wouldn’t want to know how bad I would be with fabric.

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    Sep 27, 2010, 05.58 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    this is beautiful! so well done and it looks really difficulte! BRAVO!

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    Sep 27, 2010, 02.59 AMby rifka

    Just wonderful! May just be my favorite Twinkle project yet.

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    Sep 27, 2010, 01.49 AMby gaviccaabri

    That is indeed very, very nice :)

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    Sep 27, 2010, 01.46 AMby knt831

    Very pretty! This inspires me to buy the book.

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    Sep 27, 2010, 12.31 AMby kdrodgers

    Oh, this came out so good!!! I love the color and crispness of the fabric.

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    Sep 26, 2010, 11.58 PMby scheryka

    Oh, this is beautiful! I want it! Really where do I get this Twinkle?

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      Nov 14, 2010, 08.24 PMby Les Bonnes Vivantes Paris

      It’s a pattern from the book “Twinkle Sews” by Twinkle by Wenlan Chia!

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