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?


  1. K.LineJan 9, 2012 08:19 AM
    What a gorgeous shape that top has! You should sell that pattern.
  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.
  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!
  4. stephanie / those tricksJan 9, 2012 09:00 AM
    Great find on the fabric!
    All adults should wear lions on their apparel.
  5. Whitney and BradJan 9, 2012 10:15 AM
    That is very cute! I wouldn't of even looked for the lions
  6. JillianJan 9, 2012 12:26 PM
    You look gorgeous!
  7. Clara TurbayJan 9, 2012 07:33 PM
    I love what i see here!
  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?
  11. oonaballoonaJan 10, 2012 10:48 AM
    why? because lions are AWESOME. i'm amazed at what you got out of that yard!
  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.
  13. zilredlohJan 11, 2012 02:06 PM
    This blouse is lovely. I would buy this pattern. :)
  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??
  15. women modelsJan 17, 2012 06:56 PM
    Simple but gorgeous.thanks for sharing.regards.

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