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Yum Taffy (Blouse)

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Handmade Colette Patterns Meringue Skirt and Taffy Blouse
This is my second make from the Colette Patterns Sewing Handbook, the Taffy Blouse. I made it up in a polyester mix purchased from Barry’s Fabric during the Birmingham meet-up back in June. It’s pictured here teamed up with my Meringue Skirt.
Birmingham Sewing Blogger meet-up June 2013
I had a look at other blogger’s taffy blouses after making this up and quite a few people weren’t fans of these sleeves but I really love them. I’m already planning my next taffy. I want to wear it to work so I’m planning to increase the length and have a less low-cut neck-line, but I’m keeping the sleeves. I also loved how quickly this came together – it’s a really quick make. It does require a lot of bias binding for the edges of the sleeves and neckline. Luckily for me the fabric I was using was really wide, which meant I could cut one strip of fabric for each sleeve – no sewing separate piece together required!
Handmade Colette Patterns Meringue Skirt and Taffy Blouse
Handmade Colette Patterns Meringue Skirt and Taffy Blouse

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Author: Charlotte

Sewist, crafter & blogger, based in Birmingham, England. I'm spending the year growing and gathering to create natural dyes and enhance my sewing projects. Find me at www.englishgirlathome.com

6 thoughts on “Yum Taffy (Blouse)

  1. Very nice! I can see it working as a grown up work top too. I am on the scout for these kinds of garments at the mo as the evil hour of maternity leave ending beckons …

  2. I like the fabric you chose and how the edges are finished with bias binding 🙂

  3. This outfit is lovely, I wasn’t sure about either of these makes in the book. But you’re bringing me round!

  4. Cute!! I love the print you used!

    • Thank you, it was a really nice fabric to sew too. It drapes really well. I was hoping to get a second top out of it but after making bias binding my supplies are a bit low.

  5. Pingback: Taffy #2 | englishgirlathome

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