Monday, June 18, 2012

One Pattern, Many Looks



I love this blouse! The pleats at the shoulder and semi-Mandarin collar add interesting detail. I do believe it was a good candidate for the One Pattern, Many Looks contest. I'm not sure which is my favorite, the cream eyelet or the the Asian evening rendition. The green is okay, too...I think I lost my love for it when I spent so much time trying to get the slippery fabric to behave. I made it to go with the M6567 mock-wrap ruffled skirt which I reviewed recently. Here is the blouse:



This cream eyelet I got from Roz at Sew Much Fabric, a fabulous online fabric store right here in my own backyard!




I bought two other beautiful fabrics from her shop, as well, that will NOT stay in my stash long!

Roz was referred to me by Claire, from PR, whom I came to know better when I was a lucky winner of one of her seam allowance curve tools, an ingenious invention for tracing and adding seam allowances all in one step. Thanks, Claire! Two new and super cool sewing colleagues right here in the Lone Star State!

The cotton eyelet from Sew Much Fabric is SO sweet, I had never seen an eyelet design quite like this:




The Asian inspired fabric was very seductive, too!



A blend of polyester and nylon which was a new one for me. Frayed like all get-out so serging all edges was the first rattle out of the box. Since crossing one front across the other produced an angle, I pictured frog closures along there (the front is actually secured with snaps on the inside) and I think it made the top:



As is typical with Burda, the instructions for this blouse provide a few scratch-your-head moments. Check out my tips on PR if you plan to make this cute blouse. I am now on my merry way to something else now but happy to have these 3. And, this cute pattern will  definitely be a TNT summer blouse for moi!

Please let me know which one you like best!!

12 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, Caroline...I think it will be a tie between the eyelet and the Asian!

      Delete
  2. I can't make my mind up - they all look really good

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Pauline...you are always the "blouse queen" in my book...

      Delete
  3. Well, they all look good but obviously I have to select the eyelet one! LOL!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's my favorite, too! Thanks to YOU!

      Delete
  4. My favorite is the Asian inspired fabric one! You will stand out in a crowd in that one! (in a good way of course) I also like the structure provided by the fabric.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Sarah...I think it will be fun to wear...that was great fabric to work with

      Delete
  5. Eyelet - no contest. A beautiful summer look, fresh and cool; lovely.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's my favorite, too, Ruth...thanks for the note!

      Delete
  6. I can't make up my mind either, but I'm leaning towards the Asian inspired one too! I don't know, both are gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are neck 'n neck at the finish line...I guess my vote for the eyelet will be the tie breaker! Thanks for the comment!

      Delete

Hi...thanks for stopping by...I love reading your comments! If you have questions and would like a personal response, please email me at artattack77024@gmail.com. Now...go sew!

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.