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Wear Them Paper Dolls Blouse

Added Jul 26, 2014

by saxsilverain

Espoo, Finland






the fabric is from a collection called “Aunt Lindy’s Paper Dolls” by the Sibling Arts Studios for Blue Hills Fabrics. i only found a small piece of it, so i had to use it very carefully.

as always, after waiting several years, i finally found the right pattern and idea on how to make it work. the pattern is from Burda Style magazine, pattern no. 115 from the April 2014 issue. and by making it work, i of course meant combining it with another fabric. seems like it’s all i’ve been doing lately. :p but that’s just how i can use my old fabrics, so it’s a good thing!

the other fabric i used was also cotton, though it’s more of a twill cotton rather than a patchwork cotton like the paper doll fabric. it was fairly quick to make, and i like the result, too. the only down side about this is that since i made it using cotton, the wrap-over parts sometimes get stuck with each other and create weird creases in the wrong places. but i still love it! it’s such a perfect blouse for a rainy summer day, when the weather can’t decide whether it wants to be cold or hot.

Material Notes

around 80 cm of cotton fabric (110 cm wide) for the front pieces, 
around 70 cm of lightweight twill cotton (150 cm wide) for the sleeves and back piece, 
about 1 m of bias tape for the lining of the neckline.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Other, Vintage

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    May 13, 2015, 03.39 PMby Mary Athey

    Oh wow how did I miss this!! Just gorgeous, I made this onew as well in a tropical pattern. I just love yours xx

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      May 13, 2015, 04.44 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you, Mary dearest!! :) this is a lovely pattern indeed. i miss seeing your new projects! hope you’ll get around to post them soon. ;)

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      May 13, 2015, 04.52 PMby Mary Athey

      I’ve Been sewing away for my hols in Spain in June. you will be sick of all my posts then lol x

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      May 13, 2015, 08.47 PMby saxsilverain

      hahaha, no way, that will never happen, Mary! i’ll be waiting for them all! :D

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      May 13, 2015, 09.54 PMby Mary Athey

      You’re version is my favourite and I thought mine was cute lol x

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    Aug 2, 2014, 04.10 AMby sewing fanatic

    this is cool!

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    Aug 1, 2014, 04.25 PMby carottesauvage

    So cute! Did you have to shorten it a bit?

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      Aug 3, 2014, 03.23 PMby saxsilverain

      thanks, it’s nice to hear from you again! (haven’t seen you in BurdaStyle for a while, i think?)

      i didn’t shorten it at all, actually. just didn’t realize i’ve gained quite a bit, should’ve made it in 38, but did it in 36 instead so the sleeves are a bit too tight.

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      Aug 4, 2014, 09.54 PMby carottesauvage

      hey nice to hear from you! Yeah, not fond of what Burdastyle has become.. utter shite really..They only change the member’s feed every week now?
      But I am happy to see what my friends are up to even if I don’t comment so much.. you don’t mind?

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      Aug 5, 2014, 07.10 PMby saxsilverain

      oh, i know exactly what you mean about BurdaStyle. i do miss seeing your works though! i hope to see more of it somehow.

      and of course i don’t mind it that you see what we’re up to without commenting. :D

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    Jul 26, 2014, 11.43 PMby liliv-1

    It’s a terrific blouse, fun an ye catching, exactly your style!

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      Jul 27, 2014, 08.27 PMby saxsilverain

      haha, you know my style already now! :D thanks so much, Liliv!

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    Jul 26, 2014, 08.29 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    You have made this to a special top – Fun and Nice! ;-)

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      Jul 27, 2014, 08.27 PMby saxsilverain

      thanks Ellen for your sweet comment!

      have missed you & other BurdaStyle friends for a while, but the problems in this website has been really annoying lately for me, i couldn’t bear it. :‘( hope they’re fixing it soon!

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      Jul 31, 2014, 03.21 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      No, we are on track again… for a while – Hopefully :)

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