Friday, July 21, 2017

Floral Dove Blouse: The Sequel

My mom really loved the Megan Nielsen Dove Blouse we made her a few months ago, and I had a piece of cotton lawn purchased from Belleboo with her in mind, so the combination was a no-brainer.


She liked the fit from her last Dove (small shoulders, medium bust, large hip), so I stuck with that. Somehow it turned out ever-so-slightly bigger than the original version, and I have no idea why. I used the same pattern pieces I had traced for the first one...


Because the floral on the cotton lawn was quite big and irregular, I decided I didn't want to match it across the Dove's center from seam. I cut the front bodice on the fold instead. 


I just tried to make sure the bust points weren't exactly centered on two flowers! That's the worst.


 She likes the blouse. She says it's light and airy in the cotton lawn, and the shape is comfortable. I think she looks pretty stylish in the exaggerated high-low hem and v-neck. Another winner!


16 comments:

  1. Lovely blouse. Looks great on Mom.

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  2. This blouse looks so good on our mom!!

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  3. Your mom and her new top look lovely!
    Maybe when cutting the front on the fold you forgot to subtract the seam allowance, thus slightly bigger result?

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    1. Thanks!! Hmmm, that's a possibility, but I think a slim one- the front piece has a really obvious seam allowance thing going on (little pointed sections so that when you press the CF seam open, they line up with the v-neck) to accommodate the v-neck, so it wouldn't have worked to just cut it on the fold. But maybe I screwed up the seam allowance elsewhere?

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  4. As soon as I saw this post in my feed I said to myself...that's Megs Mom! Lovely blouse for a "famous Mom".

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    1. Ha, famous Mom! I don't think she realizes that she's internet famous- I'll have to let her know ;-)

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  5. Very pretty and it fits great!

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  6. Love both, but this is my favorite!

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    1. Thanks! The fabric was too pretty to leave behind!

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