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Sewaholic Oakridge Blouse (Craftsy kit)

I will confess to having bought a fair few kits from places like Craftsy and Style Arc, where you get the pattern as well as sufficient fabric to make the item.  I like this approach in theory, as I always tend to overbuy fabric and end up with just enough leftover to make me reluctant to throw it away, but not enough to make anything out of it.  In practice, I haven't actually made a lot of these kits into clothes, so it's often just more in the stash.  Oops :)

This one is a the Sewaholic Oakridge with some Cotton and Steel rayon fabric (here - for as long as it's available I guess).  I modified the pattern to be sleeveless - because I live in Sydney and sleeves aren't needed for most of the year.

I did an FBA and also lengthened the blouse by a fair bit.  I think it's actually too long now, as I can only wear it with certain skirts / trousers without it looking odd.  I do wear it tucked in a lot for work, but haven't got a picture of that.

I made this while I was back in Tassie for Christmas.  My parents are moving back to the UK and my mother pulled out the antique button stash and gave me whatever I wanted to take - which was awesome!  She had these gorgeous buttons, which is what I ended up using on the blouse and which look great!

I love this blouse.  It's cool (both literally and figuratively), easy to wear and dress up or down and I feel very comfortable in it.

I plan to make another of these very soon - so might try and get better pictures of that one, as well as making it slightly shorter to increase the wearability!

Ciao for now...


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