In the world of fashion, versatility is the key to creating a wardrobe that’s both stylish and sustainable. Why buy three separate blouses when you can have one that transforms effortlessly to match different occasions and moods? That’s exactly what you’ll achieve with the Claudine, Ascot or Tie Collar Blouse. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the process of making this chic and adaptable garment.
Supplies You’ll Need:
– 1.5 meters of silk twill, 1.40 meters wide
– 50 centimeters of light fabric for each collar
– 6 flat buttons with a diameter of 14mm
– 5 flat buttons with a diameter of 9mm
Step 1: Create Your Blouse Pattern
Begin by downloading and drawing the pattern according to the dimensions provided in the diagrams. Lay out your fabric, and make sure to properly align the grain of the fabric. Juxtapose the shoulders to outline the neckline and armholes. Trace the neckline to be 4 centimeters wide, then transfer it by connecting the shoulder to create a single piece.
Step 2: Cut Your Fabric Pieces
Cut out the following fabric pieces:
– 1 front piece
– 1 neckline piece (cut at the fold)
– 2 back pieces
– 2 sleeves
– 2 cuffs
Remember to add 1 centimeter for seam allowance and 2 centimeters for hem allowance, but leave the edge of the backs unaltered. These measurements will ensure a proper fit and a clean finish.
Step 3: Create the Collars
Now comes the fun part – customizing your blouse with the Claudine, Ascot, or Tie collar. Cut out 50 centimeters of light fabric for each collar. These collars will add a unique touch to your blouse and allow it to adapt to various occasions and styles.
Step 4: Assemble Your Blouse
Sew the blouse pieces together, taking care to follow the pattern instructions. Attach the flat buttons with a 14mm diameter for the front closure and smaller 9mm diameter buttons for the cuffs.
Step 5: Transform Your Look
With your blouse complete, you can easily switch between three different looks. The Claudine collar adds a touch of elegance and sophistication, perfect for a formal event. The Ascot collar exudes a timeless charm that’s great for a casual day out, and the Tie collar brings a hint of playfulness to your outfit, suitable for a fun gathering with friends.
With just one blouse and a few simple fabric and button changes, you can adapt your outfit to match your mood and the occasion. It’s a sustainable and stylish way to maximize your wardrobe while minimizing your environmental footprint. So go ahead and make your own Claudine, Ascot, or Tie Collar Blouse, and be ready to turn heads wherever you go!