Wednesday 31 July 2013

Peasant Blouse...

Last week I showed you the Boo! Design Your Own Pinny. Peeking out from underneath that pinny, was a peasant blouse, which deserved a post of its own. Here is the post showing you the peasant blouse.

The blouse is made using the Peasant Blouse pattern, by Tie Dye Diva. This is my second time using a Tie Dye Diva pattern; the first being the Ruffled Nappy Cover and once again, I am impressed with the attention to detail.

The PDF pattern is easily pieced together, thanks to the test asterisks, used to align both the width and lengths of each piece of paper. With my printer, I actually needed to leave a small gap widthwise between the pieces of paper. The asterisks make for a garment that turns out to be the intended size.

There are several options included in the pattern. I chose to go with rolled hems and shirred elastic for the sleeves and neckline. Shirring is so, so easy to do and produces such a light and pretty finish.

As I was sewing at the very last minute, I omitted the ruffled hem at the bottom. Again, I've just gone with a rolled hem. Next time and there will be a next time, I'll include the ruffle. I think this is a pattern I will keep coming back to, especially as there's a long sleeve option as well.

Jen, from Tie Dye Diva, says the pattern is suitable for beginners and I would agree. It fits ages 2 through to 10 years of age. The pattern can be purchased here and here. (No, I'm not being sponsored.)

I have no idea what type of fabric I've used. It's a fabric I had in my stash and I'm guessing it's a very light weight cotton. As usual, when I purchased it, I had no idea what it would end up as. I'm hoping I can find the same fabric again, as my daughter would now like a peasant blouse in exactly the same fabric. So that means I need a ladies peasant blouse pattern. Leave me a comment if you know a good pattern.

You'll have to wait a little longer, to see a full picture of the skirt. It's the Peggy Skirt, by Ros, from Sew Delicious. The skirt was the third garment in the photo shoot that day. The light was fading and the photos taken, just don't do the skirt justice.

I had to show you the photo above of the Boo! Pinny and the Peasant Blouse in action. Little Miss got up before anyone else and dressed herself, ready for a birthday party. As it's the middle of Winter here, she's layered a pink long sleeved t-shirt underneath the peasant blouse and co-ordinated them with the pink leggings and boots. And I'm sure you can guess what the stick in her hand is. Yes, it's her wand! I love it!!!

I'll be adding the peasant blouse to the Tops and Shirts for Children collection, here at Threading My Way.

... Pam


  1. Your model is such a cutie pie!

    I've been looking for a peasant blouse pattern! Thank you!! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  2. Very cute! The peasant pattern I have doesn't have a shirring option, but I'm thinking I could probably just do it in place of the elastic and it would work. I'll have to give it a try! For a ladies peasant pattern, I have used New Look 6892 several times and it turns out very well!

  3. It is a very lovely blouse! I want the adult version too! :D

  4. Lovely blouse Pam and a great model too:)

  5. I always loved that pattern. My late mother used to read Libelle , a Dutch Lady`s mag. They posted pattens in little scale. I made a drawing of it and glued it into my workbook,[without a date] it must be before march 1976, which is the date of my next item. I made the first shirt as is. and than started to make variations , shorten or lengthening the sleeves, or letting go of the sleeves and leaving only a straight over the shoulders part....
    I made body parts some from different cloth as sleeves etc ....

  6. Thanks for stopping by at my blog! This blouse is absolutely adorable! I love the fabric! - following you on Bloglovin now :) Charlie from

  7. It's a sweet blouse! I believe Sis Boom has a couple of peasant blouse patterns for women.

  8. Love the blouse, and the little witch is adorable!

  9. Oh lovely :) I need to give shirring a go!

  10. Adorable blouse!Lovely pics!
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  11. OMG! I love this! I'm a bit addicted to shirring, so I really love this! What a great top!

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  12. Gorgeous. You have done a great job with all of the outfit/s!!

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  13. Its beautiful! I love the pretty, textured fabric you used, and it looks so good with the shirring and rolled hems!


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