Friday, November 21, 2014

Custom Blouse based on Paganoonoo Upcycling Sewing Pattern, #20 The Patti Blouse

 This blouse is a variation on the newly released upcycling pattern, The Patti Blouse by Paganoonoo on Etsy.  

The pattern covers every aspect of making this upcycled blouse, from making design decisions, sizing choices, selecting starting materials, with step-by-step instructions and illustrations for disassembly and reassembly of the ready to wear garments.

A flower adds extra interest to the decorative front band.
The new owner of this blouse is over 6 feet tall so the lower back section was made especially long.
The back was modified from the pattern to include an origami-like arrangement featuring a man's tie and on the left a collar point (sans button).

Happy Upcycling!  Michelle

P.S. - Buy currently released patterns here

90th birthday card pouch for Mrs. Glickfeld

Mrs. Glickfeld, mother of my dear friend Sandy, just celebrated her 90th birthday.

I made her a zippered card pouch for her birthday cards.  It was a great way to use scraps leftover from upcycling men's dress shirts. 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Stockton Haute Couture Workshop - upcycled "Patti" blouse pattern, 01Nov14

A week ago I had the privilege of leading a workshop on upcycling men's shirts with ladies from the Stockton Haute Couture Societe

Our talented group selected coordinating shirts, chose color blocking schemes and began the process of disassembling and reassembling the shirts into a woman's blouse. As participants mail in photos of their completed work I will share them. 

Thank you to the Societie  for inviting me in to give a talk on upcycling and conduct a workshop!