Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Orla Blouse

I adore Orla Kiely. The geometric florals, the pretty collars and retro colour palette.
I know that my mum also loves this style so for mothers day this year I decided to make her a blouse inspired by Orla Kiely.
I choose a silk and cotton mix fabric for the blouse. This has a slightly sheer finish but is really light ad ideal for the warmer weather that is trying to get through. (Though a simple cotton lawn or poplin would work just as well)

The pattern is the Violet blouse from Colette Patterns. The rounded collar and slightly puffed sleeves make it really feminine without being too frilly.


The blouse also has a simple gathered back yoke and bust darts. I used contrast blue buttons to bring out the blue in the centre of the flowers. It is simple to sew and really versatile.

Finishing touches: As I was posting my present this year I made sure that is was prettily wrapped in tissue paper to match the fabric


I think she looks fabulous in it don't you agree?


Here are some other fabrics that would make a delightful Orla style blouse
Emmy cotton 
Eleanor cotton
Lucie Cotton

Happy sewing xxx

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Love the collar and adore your choice of fabric - that green! Have just bought my first Colette pattern (Laurel Dress), hoping to make time to sew it over the Easter Holidays.

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    1. Oh the Laurel is a great place to start as it's so simple and looks fab in so many fabrics

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  2. Looks really good. Might just go for it.....

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  3. Lovely blouse. Really suits your mum.

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    1. Thanks Karen, it does look good on her. I was really pleased it fitted as I didn't have her measurements and I couldn't even try it on myself to fit as I went along as I am 7 months pregnant and it wouldn't do up on me! Had to rely on my trusted dummy

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  4. My first modelling assignment!

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