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Topic: Bday Gift for My L'il Bee (Pic-Heavy): Lavendar Spring Fairy Blouse, One Sleeve  (Read 738 times)
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« on: June 18, 2012 10:23:31 PM »

With my Peachy Pie turning 5 while I'm several states away, I set to work making as many gifts as I could spoil her with. After finishing her long overdue mermaid skirt (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410256.0) and a rainbow necklace (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410267.msg4843679#msg4843679), I braved my first pattern.

As I'm visiting my mom for the summer, I dug through all her fabric remnants and scraps for the blouse. I discovered some great green eyelet material, some sturdy plain pink material, and an adorable remnant of a purple fairy print ready-made dress fabric. Examining a few patterns I found at Wal-Mart, I chose one that had both a sleeveless and sleeved option... and used both =D.

Since I only had a little bit of the fairy fabric, I took all the elastic out of the scrunchy top of the fabric, cut the blouse front out of the bottommost portion, and cut a sleeve out of the scrunchy part. I made the sleeve a sort of "floating sleeve" by backing it with pink fabric, as there was not enough of it by itself to make the whole sleeve.

All in all, it turned out pretty okay. Some iffy construction here and there, but otherwise successful--especially considering how much I deviated and mutated the pattern's original intentions *hehe*. I'd post live action shots, but as I said, several states away... so these will have to do for now.

« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2012 02:43:30 AM »

How pretty is that! I love the way you've made the most of the fairy fabric.

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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2012 04:14:28 AM »

I love the fabrics and the colors!

« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2012 06:34:38 AM »

Thanks, guys. I wanted a Rapunzel-inspired blouse--hence the purple and pink colors--but the fairy fabric really made the blouse.
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