Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Simple White Blouse

During Me-Made-March, I have realized that I was missing blouses. Indeed, I have sewn quite a few dresses and skirts, but I have no self made top... And that is a pain, especially when I want to wear pants. I went on and sewn three blouses. Today, I am uncovering the first!

The first one that I have made is based on a plus-size dress pattern from Burdastyle. It was part of their wonderful "Dolce Vita" feature. There was not much to change, but shortening the skirt. The pattern was dead easy: let's cut, let's gather, let's sew! To add a touch of cuteness, I have added some white and blue facing.

We went to shoot the pictures on the first nice spring day, and it felt so good. When I look at them, I must admit that the blouse is not always the most flattering ever... Next time I use this pattern, I will do so with a knit, to get a nicer drape, especially from the bust down.

Anyway, I really like it because it is long enough to hide unflattering pants-views! It is also SO breezy and simple! You can pair it with so many colors!

PS: Man, I need my roots done!

Do you also sew more dresses and skirts than tops?
Is spring showing up where you are?


  1. i'm running into the exact bust-down draping situation with a gathered dress i'm working on. cotton is supposed to be our friend! lovely top & outfit :)

  2. That top is cute and good for spring!
    I have made so many dresses and never any separates! I'm trying to rectify that this year but dresses are always so tempting! I have to focus myself on cute tops too! Thats what I tend to lack at the moment. x

  3. This top is lovely! I need to make some tops too, i keep putting them off. Hope you have a great week.

  4. I seem to be the opposite. I was looking through my me-made-march stuff and it's mostly tops. I need to make some skirts and dresses that actually fit. I love this blouse. It's so nice and springy!

  5. very nice! I love it with the cardigan and you look good in white! I think the most beautiful patterns in Burda magazine are usually for the plus sizes...

  6. Very nice top! I need to make some tops too! Good idea. Thank's


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