Flirty blouse with Maison Fleur

It was very inspiring and partially relieving to read that a lot of you, dear sewcialists, did not get to cut into the patterns you received as prizes during last IPM. Guilty as charged!!! Therefore, like many of you, I used this opportunity of IPM 2017 to find time to discover those indie designers who had provided all those generous prizes for us a year before!

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I got two patterns from Maison Fleur for, if I remember it correctly, “make it twice” challenge. I made up Moji pants that time and I wear them on a general basis, those pants are super good!

One of the patterns was for a bikini and the other one for a summer blouse! Not sure if Maison Fleur is not producing patterns any more, I checked back twice through out the year and unfortunately there weren’t any new additions.

Anyhow, I decided to sew up the summer blouse! The knot detail on the shoulder is somehow popular right now, therefore it seemed appropriate. I made this blouse primarily for work, but I also think with a pair of cute black shorts it could be as effective.

The first version seemed to be the most interesting so i decided to give it a go!

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Fabric: thin crepe remnant from Jo-Ann’s. Has a beautiful drape and does not create bulk in the knots on the shoulders.

Pattern adjustments: pattern called for all-in-one facing, it thought it would add more bulk, therefore I skipped that part. As well as the zipper… I could slip into this blouse even when the shoulder knots are connected, so no zipper it is! Also, I made it a lot longer, I like the “shirt” shape bottom of pretty much any blouse.

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Techniques: French seams on the sides

Review: over all – good pattern! There are few ways that I would think to hack it (hmmm, is this an idea for “hack it!” week?), for example the front darts are a little too big, I would like to separate them into a side bust dart and a smaller vertical dart, so that when I hem, I don’t need to go through 3 layers of fabric. Maybe I would shape the ends of the ties differently, I little rounder.

Time: it took about 1.5 hrs from start to finish, without piecing the pattern pieces together. A pretty quick and good project!

I think it looks good with all black pants and jacket! What do you think?

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8 thoughts on “Flirty blouse with Maison Fleur

  1. Too cute. Love this top and the whole outfit. Probably also looks good with the Moji black skirt hack you did recently. Kudos!

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