Saturday, July 20, 2019

Upcycled Patti Blouse Planning Sheet - what colors will you use?



Hi,  I'm Michelle Paganini, upcycle fashion sewing guru and owner of Paganoonoo.

People new to upcycle sewing often ask which Paganoonoo design I recommend starting with and the answer is the Patti.  It is easy to sew, easy to fit, and is flattering on every figure type.

If you have successfully sewn a garment from a pattern you can make a Patti by following our upcycle sewing instructions.

Building a Patti starts with selecting three dress shirts, one of which fits you well in the chest, arms and shoulders.  The other two shirts will be cut up (deconstructed) and portions will be added back onto the shirt that fits just right, creating an entirely new silhouette. Alternatively, the back panel can be made with other garments, such as skirts, or with flat fold cloth.
One of the best parts of upcycling?  The sleeves have already been set, the placket is already done with buttonholes sewn, buttons attached, and the collar and collar point are complete before you even start!  This is truly simple sewing.


By using various color schemes the Patti can work for any season.  The flannel and denim version above is perfect for fall and winter.

The fuchsia and apple green version evokes spring.

One combination is subdued and the other commands attention.

Choosing attractive and flattering color combinations can be tricky.


In Michelle's short video, she gives practical and easily applied tips for successfully combining patterns and colors.

Also revealed, the one color that looks great on everyone.

LOL, no it is not black. The answer will surprise you.

While you are at the Paganoonoo YouTube channel check out the other free upcycle sewing tips.



Once you have the colors tips, use this planning sheet to test out various color combinations!

Get started now! Purchase your Patti pattern at the Etsy Store.
Paganoonoo Patti upcycled
blouse. Made from flannel
shirts and flat fold cloth lower back.

Paganoonoo Patti upcycled
blouse. Made from flannel
shirts and flat fold cloth lower back.


Paganoonoo Patti upcycled
blouse. Made from flannel
shirts and flat fold cloth lower back.
Paganoonoo Patti upcycled
blouse.  Made from flannel
shirts and flat fold cloth lower back.






 So many possible combinations! 


Customer Marlene Randall in her version of the
Paganoonoo Patti blouse

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Another super flattering version! The sewist is from Alaska if I remember correctly.




 

 




One more customer creation. 

I adore the collar treatment!












Paganoonoo Patti upcycled blouse.
Upcycle sewing made simple
Paganoonoo Patti upcycled blouse.
Upcycle sewing made simple.
I made this version out of an anime button down shirt and a skirt.  My friend Cynthia is modeling it.




This talented customer added an inverted pleat in the center of the lower back panel.  With the collar buttoned all the way up and a cluster of necklaces I think the overall effect is quite elegant.

What will yours look like?

Happy Upcycling! 

Michelle

P.S.


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