Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Ruffled Blue Blouse for Genevieve


She needed one more short-sleeved shirt for school.  I had the requisite blue fabric from Kim's parents' moving clean out.  I got a $.99 pattern at JoAnn's - I wanted a simple blouse with several variations. 

Most of the modern girl patterns were for costumes, pajamas, and fancy dresses.  Very telling about what people are willing to sew for little girls!

And it turns out, I made a princess-seamed blouse with a ruffled placket, neckband and set-in sleeves. 

In my naivete, I thought I had a simple pattern!  I doggedly followed the directions and the tailoring came out just fine.

 I think I'll make her a long sleeved one while it's still fresh in my mind.

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9 comments:

Jennifer Jo said...

So sweet! (Love the ponytails.)

Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

So, so cute! Genevieve is always dressed so classically and so age appropriately.

Making it vintage said...

A sweet, pretty blouse. x

Rebecca said...

Good for you! She looks like a little French school girl.

Tracy said...

Good work!

Sarah Barry said...

adorable. i'm so impressed by your skills.

Polly said...

I love this! I'm impressed. I haven't tackled a shirt yet. It seems so complicated--sleeves. Collars. Stuff like that.....

nicely done!!

Eva Girl said...

Wow! It's lovely - beautifully done! I'm so impressed!!! If you can do a placket and neckband, you're beyond me : ) I haven't done either of those yet....and I always sew on the sleeves open/before I sew up the side seams...I'm such a cheater with sewing!
Your daughter is such a cutie!

Lisa said...

Yes, it's so good after you've done something you like to do it again, improving if you need to.

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