Mood board: A blouse from Butterick’s 5846 dress pattern

I fell in love with a pretty blue and green print from DS Quilts in the quilt fabric section of Jo-Ann’s a few months ago. I was disappointed to discover that there wasn’t enough yardage left for a dress.

Several weeks later, it occurred to me to make a blouse instead. Fortunately, the fabric was still available. And since I’d successfully made a beautiful teal and navy shirtdress from Butterick 5846, I decided it would be the perfect pattern.

The bodice lines are very reminiscent of blouses from the 1930s and 1940s, so I think it will be a good match for the vintage-looking print. Here’s the mood board:

I think this will make a great blouse.

How adorable is this fabric? The navy blue buttons are vintage. The olive green thread is for top-stitching.

The fabric is a little heavy but nice and soft. It’s not ideal for a blouse, but I hope it will be OK. And since I’ve already fit the pattern, it should be a quick project.

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4 thoughts on “Mood board: A blouse from Butterick’s 5846 dress pattern

  1. Jeannie Grandma November 14, 2014 at 9:38 am Reply

    Love that fabric, can’t wait to see the finished blouse!


  2. Jilly November 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm Reply

    Oh, yes I do love that print.


    • Jeanne Marie November 18, 2014 at 10:27 pm Reply

      There were more vintage-style prints from that fabric company at Jo-Ann’s. I may have to indulge in a few more!

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