A Pintuck Blouse

Cloud 9 Palos Verdes

About a month ago, Sew Mama Sew had a challenge where each participant could sew any blouse they would like using a new line of fabric from Cloud 9.  The fabric for this challenge would be an organic cotton voile, dreamy!  I jumped, ran, waved my hands in the air frantically like a crazed person on black Friday hoping I could participate in this challenge!

Cloud 9 Palos Verdes

Cloud 9 Palos Verdes

I was so pleasantly surprised when Kristin and Beth said I could participate, and I could choose the fabric I would like, and Cloud 9 would so kindly ship this fabric to me, me!  I’m just an ordinary girl, but I definitely felt like I won the lottery the day I received that email!

Cloud 9 Palos Verdes

Cloud 9 Palos Verdes

I decided I wanted to start this blouse with a pattern, and then change it up a bit.  I started with vintage Butterick 3549 (you can see my previous version here).  I know it’s a dress pattern, but it had everything I wanted.  It was light and airy with a little vintage inspiration.

Cloud 9 Palos VerdesThe collar on the original pattern buttons all the way up to the collar bone.  I stopped my buttons a few inches down and heavily pressed the collar open.  I was worried this would take away from all the pintucks, but I actually love the way it mimics the pintuck lines.

Cloud 9 Palos Verdes

Last time I sewed this pattern, I had such a hard time with the sleeves.  I eventually just cut them off and made the dress sleeveless.  This time, I decided to try the Scout Tee sleeve pattern, elongated.  I added a little gathering (barely any) to the bottom of the sleeves with a half inch band.

Cloud 9 Palos Verdes

I flared out the side seams of the pattern, meticulously pattern matched all those beautiful triangles, and added a shirt hem to the bottom.  I am in love with this new shirt, and I’m sure a lot of this love has to do with the fabric!

Cloud 9 Palos Verdes

There were a handful of other bloggers that also worked on the Palos Verdes Blouse Challenge.  Their posts will be popping up this week, take a minute and go check them out!

Melissa Mora
http://mellysews.com/

Nienke de Jong
http://pienkel.blogspot.nl/

Charise Randell
http://www.charisecreates.blogspot.com/

Michael Ann Shreeve

http://www.michaelannmade.com/

Carolina Martinez
http://lovelola.com/

Thank you so much Cloud 9 and Sew Mama Sew for letting me participate in this challenge…it’s been great!

38 thoughts on “A Pintuck Blouse

  1. Renee

    How exciting to get to do this challenge! You’re great at making blouses for sure -Smart fabric and pattern pairing- love the sleeves and hem!

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    1. Teresa Post author

      Isn’t the fabric amazing! And pintucks are crazy easy! It surprised me the first time I sewed them!

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  2. Lola

    This is such a beautiful blouse!! I was also jumping up and down for joy when I was selected. The green in the fabric definitely suits you and pictures by the water.. im absolutely jealous (its 20 here!)

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    1. Teresa Post author

      Thanks Leslie! You being the designer of this fabric, I am so, so, so flattered! What an awesome job you did!

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  3. Rachel

    I love what you choose to do with it! Your edits and button choice are just perfect. I hadn’t seen this fabric detail quite this close up- loving how the watercolor feel to it pairs perfect with the blouse style!

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    1. Teresa Post author

      Am I the only one that sweats when it comes time for buttons! They can make or break a project….so thank you so much!

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    1. Teresa Post author

      Thanks…I LOVE this fabric. Would it be weird if I made LOTS of things out of it! Probably a whole wardrobe of one print would be strange!

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  4. Heather Feather

    That fabric is gorgeous! It’s so fun as a blouse! And I’m super impressed with all the little thought out changes you made to the pattern that made the final shirt fantastic! I love it!

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  6. eleanor

    I didn’t read all the comments so if it’s previously answered, so sorry for the repeat. I love the fabric. I searched for it online and the one retailer I found was sold out of it. Is this a new fabric or an oldie, but a goodie? I’m obsessed with it. I rarely find prints that I love enough to make a garment out of them, you know?

    Thanks!
    xo
    Eleanor

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    1. Teresa Post author

      Hey Eleanor…it is soon to be released. From what I have read it will be available the end of January. I can’t wait to see what you make!

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