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Watermelon Agua Fresca

Added Jun 7, 2012

by lauramae

Novato, Californ...






Simplicity 2154, Retro 1960s:Misses’/Miss Petite Blouse, Skirt, Jacket and Knit Cardigan. Vogue 1160 (used for sleeves)

The moment I saw this pattern, I knew I wanted to make up the blouse. In my quest for the perfect top, this looked like it might be just the ticket!

Obviously, I made a substantial change to this blouse – I added sleeves. I am absolutely in love with the sleeves from Vogue 1160. I knew as soon as I completed the DKNY dress that those sleeves would come in handy, and now seemed like the perfect opportunity to make some use of them.

Because I did not wish to use a zipper, I tried cutting my pieces on the bias to give myself a bit of extra room to slide in and out of the top. And it worked beautifully!

I am certain that I will be using this pattern again, and I would highly recommend it (along with that DKNY pattern, if only for the sleeves).

More construction specifics and pictures may be found over on my blog, Lilacs & Lace

Material Notes

Rayon Faille; Rayon Seam Binding




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Classic, Vintage

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    Jul 17, 2012, 11.00 PMby Meg Hardin

    I made a dress using the exact same fabric that you used in your dress (: Very cute! I love the entire ensemble!

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    Jul 15, 2012, 08.39 PMby winkybear

    very fancy blouse, but I love the skirt!!

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    Jun 27, 2012, 02.30 PMby Ruffles Gazebo

    After seeing your version of this blouse i went on bought it on ebay, heres my project, thanks for the inspirations _http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/balloons-and-bows-aloft

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    Jun 14, 2012, 12.27 PMby tirrs

    very nice!

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    Jun 13, 2012, 07.08 PMby kalinalipinska

    WOW! that’s sooo pretty – looks delicious! the skirt is state of the art.

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    Jun 9, 2012, 12.57 AMby smallone

    Loving that shirt…but i note you made a skirt of the tea tree bush that’s often in your backdrops! So cute.

    oh and i just looked at the side view awesome sleeves!!!!!!

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    Jun 8, 2012, 12.24 AMby Testosterone

    Overheard Conversation 22:

    (gasp) “There’s nowhere to hide!” “Mmm hmm. She’s omnipresent.” “Every time we turn around, THAT one crops up.” “Like clockwork, or Kathie Lee Gifford.” “What if Laura Mae replaced Hoda?” “I’d call that ‘charmagedon’”.

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    Jun 7, 2012, 04.04 PMby georgiet

    I loved that blouse when I saw it also, haven’t made it yet though. Yours is lovely and the sleeves are a perfect touch.

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