Made by me / My makes

A tencel blouse and a wish for spring

This is a blouse design that came to me while I was walking to work. I think my mind works the best when I am walking, I usually get tons of new ideas. Biking is not nearly as good for my thought processes unfortunately, which is how I get to work on most days. I bought this wonderful soft high quality tencel fabric, that I wasn’t sure what to with. It is light and and has a fantastic drape, but I don’t really do much draped styles. And soft drapey knits ar often hard to work with, in terms of construction. So I was a bit lost on what to do until I thought about combining it with this burnt out poplin, I just love the floral pattern and I have this fabric in white too. As for the tencel it is basically a rayon that is made in a more environmentally sound way and the waste products are recycled. This fabric is also called lyocell sometimes.  

 The neck and keyhole opening is constructed with ready made knit bias tape, I am seriously addicted to this stuff. I got knit bias tape in several different colors and use them for all kinds of projects. 
I hemmed the sleeves using machine blind hem stitches to create a scallop effect. I had to experiment with the settings quite a a bit before I got it right.

Nowhere near bare legs weather here in Sweden yet. We even had snow again tonight. But that too will pass.


  • Kyle
    March 8, 2012 at 11:57 am

    How cute is that blouse?? SO cute!!

  • Stephanie
    March 8, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Love the design! Super cute!

  • sewing spots
    March 8, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I love your top! Walking to work really was great, wasn't it? What a great design!

  • Aline
    March 8, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    That ensemble is ADORABLE! I really like your hair in this shot too!

  • luckylibbet
    March 8, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    WOW. So pretty and feminine. J'adore.

  • Margo
    March 11, 2012 at 2:21 am

    never heard of knit bias tape, but I love bias tape in general. I'll have to check it out. Lovely top you made.

  • Catharinae
    March 12, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Great idea with the knit bias tape. Where do you get it? Thanks!

  • Claudette Eccleston
    October 28, 2013 at 11:54 am

    What a great outfit!


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