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

Nienke de Jong

Charise Randell

Michael Ann Shreeve


Carolina Martinez

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


  1. Renee says:

    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!

  2. Lola says:

    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!)

  3. Rachel says:

    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!

    • Teresa says:

      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!

  4. eleanor says:

    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?


    • Teresa says:

      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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