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Phoenix Blouse

September 29, 2019

Happy Sunday! I can’t believe that September is coming to a close. This is the last month of the year that I did not expect to fly by, and I know it is all going to be such a blur from here. Next month, we’ll have tiny girl’s first birthday, followed in quick succession by all of the fall and winter holidays. There’s so much to look forward to, but it’s also just SO much going on!

sewing the Phoenix Blouse

The September Sew My Style make was the woven blouse, with a couple lovely patterns being featured. One of these, the Phoenix Blouse, was a pattern I’ve owned for over a year and had yet to even print out. I was excited that this month would finally give me the push to sew it up! I was so lucky to have the chance to work with some beautiful textiles from Fibers to Fabric, and as I browsed I was always trying to come up with the best plan to capitalize on the great yoke features on this blouse.

sewing the Phoenix

Ultimately, I settled on these two beautiful fabrics. Fibers to Fabric stands apart from the crowd in that they offer many hand block printed and / or hand dyed fabrics. The bright, vibrant blues in the two fabrics that I chose were not an absolute perfect match, and I panicked a little bit once they arrived, but in the end they ended up a lovely pairing. The cotton fabric is light and floaty, and was an ideal fabric to work with for this top. I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of this fabric! If you haven’t had the chance to shop with them, I would absolutely recommend giving their shop a look. I’ve added some links below! 

sewing the PHoenix Blouse

I sewed up the longer length version of this pattern, and I am REALLY happy with it! It is a great silhouette that will float comfortably between a casual outfit with denim shorts, and a more office casual look with a nice pair of black cigarette pants! I have a couple more fabrics on my shelf, including one really beautiful print that I got in Italy, that would make great versions of this top!

Top: handmade by me
Fabric: Fibers to Fabric – Hand Block Print Indian Mulmul Square Buta Motif Indian Cotton and Indigo and Charcoal printed Arrow Print Indian Cotton
Pattern: Hey June Handmade – Phoenix Blouse 

Key Ingredients:
Brother XR9500PRW Sewing Machine
Brother 1034D Overlocker
Schmetz Universal Machine Needles – Size 70/10
Dahle 36×48 Self-healing Cutting Mat

sewing the Phoenix Blouse

Though the fabric used in this post was generously provided to me by the awesome team at Fibers to Fabrics, all words and opinions expressed are my own, as always! Links provided throughout this post may be affiliate links – if you choose to purchase any products through these links, I may receive a small commission, at no cost to you. This simply helps me justify the costs of my sewing habit and the time it takes to share it with you!! Happy Sewing!

 

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