The Margo Blouse: Blue Dot Patterns Creative Sewing Challenge
I am joining Diane of gatorbunnysews and Melissa of mahlicadesigns in this Creative Sewing Challenge showcasing Blue Dot Patterns. I met Diane in another sewing challenge which we both were participants. Who knew that she was a pattern designer, I didn't and I was all giddy when she reached out to me and gifted this Margo blouse pattern. She didn't ask me to review the pattern she just wanted me to have it. Well I'm always game for a new pattern. I picked fabric out of my stash and proceeded to piece the pattern together when Diane reached out to me again. This time she invited me to participate in this sewing challenge. I was like sure, I already had started on the blouse so I didn't see why not. The objective of this sewing challenge was to work with the pattern and do whatever we wanted to do, sew as is, hack it or what-ever.
I decided to give my Margo blouse three lives..........I know you're like "what the heck is she talking about?" Here let me explain. I took this one blouse and gave it three looks. The first look is the natural beauty of the pattern, the only thing I altered was the front placket piece for the buttons, I made it square, I excluded the elastic on the sleeves and I added 4 buttons instead to 3. I used a African wax print for my Margo. Here is the first look. [You know me by now and this time is no different, this post is PICTURE heavy!] We went with an African vibe on this post!
Here we are with look #2 [below] I made two wing sleeves that can be added to this blouse for that extra drama. They have elastic bands which make it easy to add to the blouse and just as easy to remove. I asked my followers on Instagram and Facebook what they thought these were and I got some awesome responses from leg warmers to shoulder puffies [don't even ask me what a shoulder puffie is]. Several people got it right but sooooo many got it wrong.
And for my final look number 3 [below] I made a mini skirt to wear with the blouse, which was made from the same fabric. I wanted it to look like a dress when worn together and I achieved the look I was going for. The skirt was self drafted and can be worn with another staple piece from Mori's wardrobe.
This pattern fit together very well. If you have ever worked with PDF patterns, you know that not all the time they fit together without issues. The sizing was interesting because my daughter's measurements put her in a size small and she normally wears a medium. I hesitated about cutting out a size small but I did and it was a perfect fit. The instructions were easy to follow and it was a breeze to make. I will use this pattern again and again. I'm really liking BLUE DOT Patterns! My participation in this challenge to promote Blue Dot Patterns, had no influence on my thoughts about this pattern.
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