Wednesday, August 24, 2016

HotPatterns 1196: Urban Gypsy Blouse



What a fun and on-trend design from Trudy at Hotpatterns! I was stepping a bit outside of my comfort zone with this one, since I think I am usually fairly conservative in my wardrobe choices....although I am trying to work on that LOL!




This top was a lot of fun to put together too, thanks to Trudy's design and instructions. Note that the elastic runs from shoulder to shoulder, across the back and shoulders only, with a solid band at the front 'neckline', and also has side front bust darts. That appealed to me as tops that are gathered across the front are not figure flattering in my case. Also, the cut of the neckline is spot on....after wearing this top out to dinner I found I never felt like it was slipping out of position, and was very comfortable.
I had no issues sewing this up straight from the pattern....no alterations needed.


And I loved the floaty ties at the sleeve edge too!


This fabric has been languishing in my stash for more years than I can remember.....my best guess is that it is a poly, peachskin most likely. I was worried that it would be hot and sticky, but that wasn't the case. It turned out to be perfect for this top :-)


Cheesy photo below, showing how pleased I am with my new summer wardrobe addition:



15 comments:

  1. Not a cheesy grin at all! This is absolutely beautiful and you look lovely!

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  2. Not a cheesy grin at all! This is absolutely beautiful and you look lovely!

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  3. This looks lovely on you. I, too, have this and was worried about going out of my comfort zone, but not now.

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    1. Thanks! It's a lot of fun to stretch the boundaries once in awhile :-)!

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  4. You made a very nice blouse with a feminine feel!

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  5. This is such a pretty blouse and you look gre2!

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  6. Patty, this is a lovely top on you! Pretty fabric!

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    1. Thank you , Linda! Don't know where or when I bought this fabric, LOL, but it works for this look :-)

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  7. That pretty blouse looks fantastic on you... Love the sleeve detail.

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    1. Thanks, Sheila! It's a fun top to wear...and comfortable too.

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