Monday, January 9, 2012

Lion Blouse


A few months ago, I found this amazing Lion-print cotton at a thrift shop. There was only one yard, so honestly, not enough for a wrapping blouse, but, I can be so tricky sometimes! (The caps sleeves really aren't cut like sleeves. They're just bias-cut half-ovals. The back is pieced. And I used plaid blue cotton for the facing.)

You may be wondering why a grown-up girl would want to wear lions on her blouse. It's probably a really childish notion. I'm aware of this. It's why I designed this blouse with the gathering at the shoulders and the pleated wrap around front; It makes the print a little less recognizable. Can you see the lions?







15 comments:

  1. K.LineJan 9, 2012 08:19 AM
    What a gorgeous shape that top has! You should sell that pattern.
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  2. JessicaJan 9, 2012 08:35 AM
    love the blouse, it's SO flattering and you're hair is getting so long! Love the camel slacks too.
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  3. thegarmentfarmerJan 9, 2012 08:45 AM
    oh it's lovely, and I barely noticed the lions, although I don't think the print is childish anyway ;) How is the top closed? I don't see a tie or anything... I have a remnant that is about a yard and was wondering what to do with it. Maybe I too can squeeze a top out of it!
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  4. stephanie / those tricksJan 9, 2012 09:00 AM
    Great find on the fabric!
    All adults should wear lions on their apparel.
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  5. Whitney and BradJan 9, 2012 10:15 AM
    That is very cute! I wouldn't of even looked for the lions
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  6. JillianJan 9, 2012 12:26 PM
    You look gorgeous!
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  7. Clara TurbayJan 9, 2012 07:33 PM
    I love what i see here!

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  8. SheilaJan 9, 2012 07:55 PM
    You are amazing!
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  10. JaneJan 10, 2012 07:23 AM
    I think it looks great. You can't really see the lions unless you are looking for them. And who cares - if you like it that's all that matters.

    Love the pattern design. Is this your own creation or a combination of commercial ones?
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  11. oonaballoonaJan 10, 2012 10:48 AM
    why? because lions are AWESOME. i'm amazed at what you got out of that yard!
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  12. AnnabelleJan 10, 2012 03:09 PM
    I love this blouse. It is really well designed and looks great on you. Who cares that there are lions in the fabric, what I notice most is how the blue fabric really flatters your complexion and brings out your eyes.
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  13. zilredlohJan 11, 2012 02:06 PM
    This blouse is lovely. I would buy this pattern. :)
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  14. angie.aJan 14, 2012 09:30 AM
    I second (or is it third) the "I would buy this pattern" vote! You have such lovely creations and designs. Might you be planning to offer patterns??
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  15. women modelsJan 17, 2012 06:56 PM
    Simple but gorgeous.thanks for sharing.regards.
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