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Sunday, 10 August 2014

Red Dotty Blouse

At long last, here is the Dotty Blouse. It took me more than three weeks to finis it but, hey, I am a busy girl.


What I liked most about the blouse is its front. It consists of only one piece of fabric, creating an illusion of a wrap top tucked in; I think it kind of suits me.

Style Arc suggests to sew the Dotty from any light weight and drapey fabric. The only requirement your fabric needs to fulfill is to be two sided because of the way the front pattern piece is drafted. I used some crêpe-de-Chine from Mood bought two years ago. Do I have to tell you how much I love to wear silks? The only downfall of this gorgeous fabric is its ability to wrinkle in a matter of seconds.



After I'd dolled myself up for a photo shoot, it started to rain. Following the amazing summer that we had this year in Ireland, the rain felt almost like an insult. But I absolutely wanted to show the Dotty off! I took some pics on my balcony; not very glamorous though.

I paired the blouse with my favorite pair of the Jamie Jeans
But, as often happens in Ireland, the rain stopped as suddenly as it had began and a few minutes later I went to the park in front of my building.

Half of the blouse is hand stitched. As I explained in the previous post, I chose to hand stitched the hem. The back collar and the cuffs were also sewn by hand. I'd say that hand-stitching silk is my #1 sewing-related activity. If you have done it at least once, you know what I am talking about.





While researching whether other bloggers made the same blouse, I came across a cool Pinterest board featuring RTW clothes which could be sewn with Style Arc patterns. Worth having a look for inspiration!

Would I sew this blouse again? Yes! But I'd like to work on other projects from my endless sewing list before ^.^

35 comments:

  1. That colour looks great on you! I really like the few Style Arc patterns I've sewn, but I have trouble bringing myself to order more. Keep making great stuff like this though, and I'll be clicking "buy" in no time! ;)

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  2. Oh my gosh, GORGEOUS! It looks so incredibly luxe and amazing on you! I think I need to make one of these in black silk crepe for work. Thanks for introducing me to this great pattern!

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  3. tu rock les cheveux court ma loulou. tu es superbe sur les photos, sans parler de la blouse... sublime!

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  4. Beautiful work. Such a lovely fabric and a gorgeous style.

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  5. Wow, this is so glamorous! What a lovely top!

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  6. This looks really great on you!

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  7. Gorgeous color on you! I loved this one too, yet to blog, but am having dodgy hem issues. Didn't even think to hand-stitch a neat little hem like yours!

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  8. Шикарная блузка! А ты такая нежная, обалдеть!

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  9. Сама такая!

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  10. Thank you, Sophie! It did take some time but it was absolutely worth it.

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  11. Thanks! I enjoyed working on this pattern. Try it out!

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  12. Thanks, Sonja! Is it glam enough for a stroll in Garment district? :)

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  13. Oh, ma belle! Merci! HUG

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  14. Style Arc patterns rock! I bought a few patterns from them as well. You could say that they are beautifully drafter; I had no issues with them whatsoever.

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  15. Oh yeah, this patter will be great for work!

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  16. really pretty blouse, love the drapiness.. and what a beautifuul sheen that crepe de chine has (i have 3m of similar fabric in similar color for years, it's time to do something with it)

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  17. Inna, this is fierce! That hand stitched hem is delightful- I've never tried hand stitching silk before. It sounds delish!

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  18. Inna you look beautiful in this. I agree it suits you and is perfect with your named jeans! My hand stitching never looks that good.

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  19. Wow, I love this style. You did it so nicely in silk! Did you add a closure in the front or is it designed to stay put?

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  20. great look! love the color, and the fact that the fabric is silk!

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  21. OH yeah! Hand-stitching silk is like eating 1 litre of your favourite ice-cream containing 0 calories!

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  22. Thanks, dear Kirsty! My hand-stitching is not perfect either. Keep on practicing!

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  23. In fact, Style Arc suggested to sew a stud but I did not do it. Since my chest is rather flat, my boobs does not flash so much :)

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  24. Great colour and the front is really interesting! Silk is so nice on the skin, I love it too! *^v^*

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  25. I love this! And the colour is gorgeous on you!

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  26. It's really beautiful, Inna. A gorgeous colour and silk, as always - totally delivers. I love how the light reflects off the folds. This style really suits you :)

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  27. One of the favorite makes in a while!

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  28. Whenever I sew with silk, I think about your wedding silk robes. I'd live wrapped in silk!

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  29. Your top falls beautiful, the silk will feel beautiful. I do love the colour as well. Great top - worth the wait.

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  30. Beautiful top, and flattering on you. I love handstitching - will have to move this pattern up on my list. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Thank you, Jan :)

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  32. yeeesh, woman! you are a gorgeous human!
    ...and your sewing, as always, is a inspiration.
    merci. :)

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  33. Thanks for your sweet words! Merci à toi! X

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