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Stash Blouse

I'm calling this my "Stash Blouse" because it was made from materials, and supplies that were in my sewing stash. The back and center front were cut from a super soft doe skin ultra-suede I had left from a shirt I had made. Because there wasn't quite enough of the ultra-suede to cut a whole garment, I incorporated a piece of cotton floral from my vintage (1970's) fabric stash.


I used Simplicity pattern 2191 for this project. The pattern includes sizes for A, B, C, & D cups, so no adjustments were necessary. The only modification I made was to eliminate the back zipper, and use an elastic loop with a pearl button from my button jar.

The embroidery is a combination of a machine pattern, and free motion machine embroidery. The original pattern was small, with just a few flowers and one stem. I enlarged the pattern and added more flowers and stems.

Pattern or design used: My own design

Comments (4)

scrandall scrandall writes: I love this blouse! It's beautiful! Fanastic idea. I'll probably try this.
Posted: 8:58 am on February 12th

scrandall scrandall writes: I love this blouse! It's beautiful! Fanastic idea. I'll probably try this.
Posted: 8:58 am on February 12th

faan faan writes: This is the most pretty blouse i have ever seen made out of fabric stash you have had. I wish i had sewing skills like yours. Thankyou for inspiring me to try my hand at sewing.
Farian
Posted: 12:49 am on January 11th

MAKS MAKS writes: deChez, thank you for sharing this project. I love it!! I learned a lot from you today, and the shirt is just beautiful.
Best wishes,
Mary
Posted: 5:31 am on January 8th

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