Thursday, March 3, 2011

A side project - the Pendrell blouse

So I have finished all but the skirt and sleeves on my swing dress - not much has changed since last week's sew along update.  Why you ask?  Well, I ended up having to scrap the first bodice due to fit issues (these things happen when you accidentally throw away your muslin...lol) and start over.  After that I had to order some more fabric, which then got lost in the mail and somehow ended up in Washington state.  So it should FINALLY arrive today and I will HOPEFULLY finish this darn thing by next week.  

In it's place, however, I did make a lovely summer blouse yesterday using the Pendrell blouse pattern by the lovely Tasia of Sewaholic

Blouse - self made, Jeans - Express

It's her first pattern I think she did an amazing job!  Plus, I was able to make it in a few hours which is even better!

Now if only the weather would warm up so I could wear this outdoors. :)


Closeup of fabric




17 comments:

  1. I love this fabric! This is such a cute blouse for summer weather!! I really wished I had listened to my mother when she wanted to teach me to sew...I could use the skill now!!

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  2. Gorgeous....love the blouse and the print....great job getting it done:)

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  3. Now that fabric makes me what to stop and smell the roses! So springy and fun! Love it

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  4. Pretty fabric!
    Doesn't it feel so good to finish a project!!


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  5. Very cute blouse. the sleeve cut is so adorable. such a nice spring look.... I haven't wear flower prints in a while but this spring/ summer seems to be like the right time to get them out of my closet.
    Nothing like wearing clothes done by you! I have sewed some of my shirts and I walk out telling everyone that I did it myself :)

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  6. A few hours?! I'm so impressed--it looks fantastic! And that fabric is so pretty and springy!

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  7. Very cute! The fabric is lovely, and you did a great job.

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  8. LOOOOOVE this fabric. That top looks gorgeous on you, girl!

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  9. Oh my gosh girl - you did an amazing job! It looks fantastic on you and that fabric is adorable! You would think with my apparel classes I would have learned to sew better and I didn't - just never had the knack. Color me super impressed!

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  10. That fabric is gorgeous! The blouse is going to be so much fun to wear in the spring!

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  11. Such a pretty pattern. Very impressive that you made it yourself!

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  12. You're amazing! Can't believe you made that top...and in a few hours! I LOVE it. You look great.

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  13. great job! that top is amazing!

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  14. What a lovely blouse! It is so soft and spring-like...brings fresh warm breezes to mind.:)

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  15. nice job! i'm so bad with following patterns...i tend to just sew things together and patch it up as i go along!

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  16. ADORABLE!!! I wish I could sew! Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the handmade hog:)

    xoxoxo Hanna

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  17. I always enjoy the posts! Looking forward to many more (:The things given are unanimous and needs to be appreciated by everyone.
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