Blossom Blouse

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I finished this child’s Blossom Blouse for Chloe over the weekend. It is a pattern from the book Sew Liberated: 20 Stylish Projects for the Modern Sewist. I think it is just adorable, and I love this print. The smallest pattern was for size 2-3, so obviously it is way too big for my tiny daughter, but the fact that  I sewed something that came out okay is pretty miraculous. The last time I tried to sew a piece of clothing without help, I ended up getting stuck in the middle and giving up. It didn’t matter much though, because I could easily see that it was turning out more than double my size.

It is hard to see, but what drew me were the 3/4 bell sleeves with the little gathers just above the elbow. I love details like this, even for my own clothes. However, mine didn’t turn out quite right, because I couldn’t get my stitch to lengthen to the specified size, even though I turned the thread length indicator as high as it would go. I’m okay with that though, for a first try.

Now that I’m feeling a little of that “I’m sorta getting it” feeling, I’m trying to decide what to make next. Maybe a new sewing machine cover to replace the ugly plastic one. Or maybe a matching, mommy-size Blossom Blouse…

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10 thoughts on “Blossom Blouse

  1. So, so cute! I love the fabric! I want that book so badly now. I am seeing so many cute projects coming out of it! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I too love the fabric! Very cute shape and details!

  3. Great Fabric! So glad to see Chloe looks like she is over that rash. How scary that must have been..

  4. That is really cute. I love details like that too. Did you know there is a yarn/pattern company named Spud and Chloe?

  5. Absolutely adorable! Was it an easy pattern? I’m a new sewer!

  6. Hi Joanne! I think of myself as a new sewer, too. Although I did put the seam ripper to use, I was able to complete it step-by-step. If you decide to give it a try, I’ll caution you to be sure you’re on the page with the Child’s Blouse instructions and not the adult blouse version that is on the previous page. I got confused a couple times, simply because the measurements didn’t make sense. I like that 15 min bandana dress mentioned on your blog. Have you tried that? Seems like it is one of those cute and easy options that would be fun to have. πŸ™‚

  7. No, I didn’t! What a cute site! Beautiful yarn, too, in lovely colors. Makes me wish I could do more than knit a square without help. Thanks for mentioning it. πŸ™‚

  8. she looks adorable!!! good job mom!! πŸ™‚

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