Sunday, September 15, 2013

Wilderness Hawthorn

My sweet wilderness Hawthorn blouse!


The big day is finally here! I've finally finished my Hawthorn blouse and have the photos up! This blouse is another Collette Patterns pattern. I was starting to think this day would never come because I was really dragging my feet on this pattern. I did a SBA after making my first muslin and I thought the blouse would fit perfectly. Unfortunately, somehow I didn't leave enough room to button the blouse.... This was remedied by adding loops rather than buttonholes! The loops actually look pretty cute, and who would know that they weren't planned? Nobody, that's who!


A very fitted Hawthorn blouse. And the pattern almost matches ;)


I love how the peplum looks from the back - soo full and girly!





Enjoying the flowers behind my Grandparents' house






I really love this pattern, it is so pretty and feminine. It was really simple to put together too - just make sure you make the right size  ;)  I can't wait to try the sleeveless dress version sometime. The fun wilderness animal fabric and the chambray is from Home Ec. in Iowa City.


Balancing with my sweet peplum down the hill :)


We found a little friend!








My sister helped me take these photos, while we were on a break from zentangeling with my Grandma. Josh, my fiance and blog photographer, has now started grad school in Virginia. So thanks Amanda for  sharing your lovely photo skills! My next sewing project will be starting my wedding dress. Yay!

11 comments:

  1. This is adorable! I have some of that fabric and haven't decided what to make with it yet...

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  2. What a beautiful blouse! I like your impromptu change of adding button loops, very pretty!

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  3. That is precious! You made it beautifully. How long have you been sewing?

    Your new follower,
    Mandy
    www.nestledinnostalgia.com

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  4. Thanks! I'm so happy it actually fits :)

    Hi Mandy! I've been sewing for about 3 years, teaching myself and learning from my mistakes :)

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  5. I ordered that fabric to make a little blazer. I thought I was being very clever :) I figured everyone else was probably using it for quilts and crafts and then I came across your blog...and look how clever you are with this gorgeous little peplum blouse. I absolutely love it!!! So cute. You beat me out at being clever with this fabric. I think I even have the same dark chambray for the trim of my blazer...great job with your top. I think I am even going to borrow your idea of the loops and buttons for my first hawthorne. I like it even better that way :)

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    1. I need to see this blazer - it sounds like it's going to be awesome!!

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  6. i love the piping (?) where the peplum is attached!

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  7. I love this blouse! I have made three Hawthorn dresses so far aand the pattern is fabulous. Can you tell me what the print is called, as there is nothing on the website you linked to?

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    1. Thanks so much! I love-love-love the Hawthorn pattern :) I'm currently making alterations to change it into my wedding dress. It will zip up the back instead of buttoning up the front. The fabric says "Indian Summer, design by Sarah Watson for Art Gallery Fabrics." Hopefully that helps!

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