18.5.10

Liberty blouse

Do you want to hear a not-so-funny, well, maybe just-a-little-bit funny story.  Today my car broke down.  I had to wait for the RACQ to come and then they couldn't get it started.  The reason it wouldn't start was that I had dropped the keys in the toilet this morning and apparently the car could no longer recognise them.  So then I had to call Peter at work to bring me his key.  He works about 40 minutes away from where I was parked, so I spent quite a while sitting by the side of the road.  And as I was sitting there I was thinking "Well, at least I'm wearing a lovely blouse for the occasion, it keeps the sun off nicely."


I wore it today, even though it is not quite finished.  I still have to make a drawstring to go through the bottom casing.  Mostly it will be worn as a summer blouse with denim shorts, but I couldn't resist wearing it today just because it was new.


The fabric is a Liberty print.  At first glance you may think it is just another floral print, but take another look and you will see all the groovy mushrooms.

The pattern is Vogue 1177, an Anna Sui dress pattern.  I used it to make a blouse because I like the neckline and it has a lot of lovely tuck and pleat details.  Not that you can see them in this print, though they do contribute to the shape of the blouse.  There are tucks in the front yoke and pleats in the front panels, below the back yoke and around the biceps.  I'll pop some more pattern details in a pattern review.

9 comments:

  1. Oooh, I love that fabric! The details on the blouse are great.

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  2. What a great idea to turn it into a blouse! And that story is hilarious!

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  3. I love your blouse!!! What a great idea using that pattern to make a blouse. I absolutely loved that pattern, but at 54 y/o I didn't really think (or want to even try) pulling it off. But as a blouse it is Perfect!!!Thanks so much for sharing your creativity. I am off to buy that pattern after all.

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  4. Oh--and I forgot---sorry about your miserable day. but I still LOVE the blouse!!!

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  5. cute blouse, love the mushrooms! Bet that fabric cost a bomb - I'd wear and wear and wear it with pride, and say without prompting, "yes I did! It's liberty you know."

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  6. Lovely blouse. And thanks - that Anna Sui dress pattern is perfect for a piece of fabric that I've been pondering about.

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  7. Very clever to make the dress into a blouse and it does work perfectly in that fabric.
    I dropped my pedometer into the toilet this week, but without such dire consequences!

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  8. Love the fabric and love the blouse . Your car obviously is discerning!!

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  9. Those mushrooms are very groovy indeed. I really like the pleats and the puffy sleeves. I'm sure you looked very stylish standing there on the side of the road. If you'd stuck your thumb out you would have been picked up in an instant!

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