More Pendrell Blouses by you!

One of the best parts of designing sewing patterns is seeing your finished blouses! Thought I’d share some of the beautiful finished creations I’ve seen so far. I love to see your fabric choices and variations on the design!

Check out Sam’s pretty Liberty-print cotton Pendrell blouse. Don’t you just love Liberty lawn prints? I’ve never sewn with real Liberty fabric myself but I’m totally drawn to the detailed, multicoloured tiny florals. So dainty and feminine!

She works quickly, as it only took her a couple of hours to make. Isn’t it lovely? And she’s going to make it again, using the ruffled version next. (Click here to read her full post and see more photos!)

Andrea‘s made the Pendrell Blouse twice already! Look at her pretty plaid blouse, I love the idea of using a plaid fabric.

The plaid ruffles are cut on the bias, it looks tricky but it’s not. In fact, they naturally end up that way if you follow the cutting layout! You’d get the same diagonal effect on the ruffles if you used a striped fabric as well. Great idea! (Click here to read the full post on Andrea’s blog, Invisible Flower.)

For her second version, she left off the seam ruffle and added a little bow at the neckline. Look at the perfect alignment of the floral print. The vines wind down naturally down centre front, as if they were embroidered or added afterwards. (Click here to read the complete post on Andrea’s blog.)

Come to think of it, embroidery would work as well! This blouse would be lovely with embroidered details, or subtle sew-on appliques as embellishments. The possibilities are endless!

Hope this gives you a few ideas and some inspiration for your own blouse! I’m delighted to see a few other versions in progress, or on your to-do lists. So exciting! Keep ’em coming, and send photos and links!

Have you made the Pendrell Blouse? Leave me a comment and a link! If you like, add your photos to the Sewaholic Patterns Flickr Group!

This week I’m preparing for the Pendrell Sew-Along, starting next week! We’ll start by talking about fabric, pre-washing, pattern adjustments before we get to the sewing part. So there’s still time to join along!

And if you don’t have the time right now, the posts will be there when you’re ready to make your blouse. I’ll compile all of the posts into a Sew-Along page for easy reference!

PS. Want your own Pendrell Blouse pattern? Order yours today – click here to visit the store!

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19 Responses to More Pendrell Blouses by you!

  1. Something in the Way She Sews January 4, 2011 at 6:58 am #

    All of the blouses look lovely, it makes me want to make one. Hopefully I’ll order to pattern soon. The Liberty one is my favourite.

  2. Sarah January 4, 2011 at 7:19 am #

    Oh that little bow is to die for!!!

    Thanks for sharing these! Very ispirational! I have 3 fabrics (so far) that can’t wait to be Pendrell blouses! :D

  3. Funnygrrl January 4, 2011 at 7:56 am #

    These are so nice. I am working on my first. I’m a lot slower though.
    This is such a versatile pattern. I’m excited to see everyone elses versions.

  4. Jenna January 4, 2011 at 7:56 am #

    I love all the possible variations! I’m am so anxious to get one sewn up for myself!

  5. Ashley January 4, 2011 at 8:16 am #

    Very cool, the Liberty one is my favorite also; the Pendrell Blouse looks great in that busy fabric! This project is certainly on my to-do list. :) Great job everyone!

  6. Tasia January 4, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    I know, they’re so pretty! I’ll keep sharing as I come across more finished blouses. So exciting!

  7. Trisha January 4, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    These look great! Congratulations on creating a blouse pattern that women love.

  8. Susan - Knitters Delight January 4, 2011 at 10:55 am #

    First off, they all look amazing. What’s even more exciting, these are a lot of new blogs for me to visit and drool over!

  9. Sherry January 4, 2011 at 10:59 am #

    They are lovely! The bow at the neckline is so pretty and perfectly placed.

  10. Mary January 4, 2011 at 11:53 am #

    Just ordered some fabric for the sewalong (like I really needed more!)

  11. Venus de Hilo January 4, 2011 at 12:25 pm #

    Love the plaid version!
    (I’d copy it, but I don’t ever wear plaid, or ruffles.)

  12. Jane January 4, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

    They’re all lovely versions, you must feel like a proud parent Tasia! My favourite is the red one with the bow at the neck and the seam ruffle left off. Really inspiring for the sewalong. x

  13. Deb January 4, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

    The Pendrell is my next project and now that I have seen it in the Liberty Print, I have some Fulham Road Indigo peacock feather print cotton lawn by Alexander Henry which is begging to be made into a Pendrell blouse…must start today! Loving all the information and pictures Tasia, keep up the good work, very inspiring.

  14. Shannon January 4, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

    These versions look great! I love the red floral with the bow. What a fun pattern. It’s really inspiring to see so many different versions of one pattern.

  15. Lizzy January 4, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

    Oh! Tasia, I guess you feel very proud and happy to sew your blouses sewn!

  16. Samantha January 5, 2011 at 1:15 am #

    Oh Tasia I am so thrilled you liked it enough to put it on your beautiful blog! Thanks again for publishing such a wonderful pattern. I can’t wait to see what you produce next! I love your blog – it is very very inspiring! Sending thanks from ‘Down Under’, Sam xox

  17. Gina January 5, 2011 at 4:45 am #

    This is such a pretty blouse. I love the plaid one, really all of them! So ladylike.

  18. Andrea January 5, 2011 at 10:53 am #

    Wow, thanks for featuring my Pendrells! I really love the pattern — it’s one of the best ones I’ve ever used, and you could make a totally unique version for every day of the week! I’m eager to see what you come out with next!

  19. Eilane January 5, 2011 at 11:40 am #

    Hello Tasia, you should be proud to see their standard, which was done with care and dedication so many wonderful pieces fruiting.

    Congratulations, you deserve it.


    Eilane – Brazil