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Ashlee Blouse PDF Upcycling Sewing Pattern & Judy Flower by Paganoonoo
• Semi-fitted bodice with empire waistline
• Pleated lower blouse front adds hip ease
• Eye-catching, pleated Back Details
• Contrasting accent embellishment at waist
• High/low hem (slightly or dramatically)
• ¾ length sleeves
• BONUS Judy Flower Pattern adds extra style
• Immediate Digital Download
• See Shop Listing for Hard Copy Pattern
The Ashlee is upcycled* using 2 to 3 dress shirts (instead of flat fold fabric). With upcycling, there is no need to print, cut out and tape together PATTERN PIECES. The starting materials are 3D garments, so instead the "pattern" is instructions and illustrations that define exactly what and where to cut (disassemble) and how to reassemble the pieces. You are purchasing a set of instructions that print on 8.5" by 11" paper that can be put in a binder for future ease of reference.
The ASHLEE BLOUSE silhouette is flattering on many figure types, and is self-adjusting to individual body curves and heights. Optionally, a contrasting Judy Flower dresses up the look even more. The blouse pairs well with pants and jeans. The overall effect is feminine and classic/playful depending on the colors and patterns chosen. Refashion 2 - 3 men's or women's dress shirts into your unique and beautiful Ashlee Blouse CUSTOMIZED to your figure.
The pattern is intended to be semi-fitted in the upper bodice. For larger busts, dart and pleat instructions are provided to customize the fit. Avoid any bodice shirt so tight that it strains at the bust, back or upper arms, or limits movement. If the bodice shirt is tight at the hip, this is not a problem; the instructions walk you through the design process to add hip ease. ALL SIZES ARE INCLUDED in that the size/fit of the finished garment is determined by the size of the shirt used for the upper torso, the other parts are self-scaling. ANYONE, any size, who can find a dress shirt that fits the way they like across the shoulders and bust can successfully fit this pattern.
Really tall or short? This pattern is easy to adjust for height.
The sewing is straightforward piece assembly, mostly using topstitching. All of the tough parts like the collar, collar band, plackets, buttonholes are already sewn on the starting garments, making your job easier! The customization is achieved by picking the right size starting garment and making choices about where to cut by looking at the garment fit on your own body.
ADDITIONAL BONUS - Includes a 4-page tip sheet on design elements, color selection, fit, garment care, and technical tips.
See Designer Michelle Paganini’s article on upcycling in the Threads Magazine Feb/March 2015 issue! She was also featured on It's Sew Easy series 1300 and 1400. Her segment on Double Collars is available on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l05NRsnZBeg&t=431s .
Upcycling our existing clothes into new fashions is good for the planet, and really great on the budget!!
*UPCYCLING is taking something existing, like clothing, and transforming it into something of greater value. This set of instructions and illustrations will walk you through every step of selecting garments, disassembly and reassembly, to create a beautiful, custom fit, one-of-a-kind garment.
Ideal for Remembrance Sewing!
WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY about Paganoonoo Patterns:
"Easy to follow directions with lots of great tips.”
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"Amazing inspiration along with wonderfully helpful technical details..."
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