Who says you need a pattern to make something cool? I am a big fan of Patterns by Gertie but not a fan of wasteful pattern purchases. So with a heavy heart, I left the simplistic Butterick 6094 on the shelf for another seamstress and vowed to attempt a fold-back detail on a garment of clothing sometime in the near future. Turns out it ain’t that hard!

Meet my newest wearable muslin! I found this fabric in the remnants bin at Spotlight and it hurt my eyes so badly just looking at it that I decided I simply had to have it.

I didn’t want to complicate the project too much, so I forwent some darts and made it a pull-on blouse instead. Screw zip-up blouses, seriously.

The shoulders and neckline was inspired from Vogue 8789 (I’m a sucker for buttons). I wanted to try out a variety of different techniques for my mockup, so it features all of my favorite styles and techniques–Pattern matching, excessive buttons, bows, and open backs.

I’m really pleased with how it turned out, and will definitely not shy away from sewing a back like this in the future! Tutorial, anyone?

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12 Comments

    • Demi

      Thanks, Amanda! I’m very happy with it :)

    • Demi

      It’s the stripey buttons, definitely the stripey buttons.

  1. back of the blouse is so beautiful!! As soon as spring comes, I’m gonna copy your design, all cute details included :)

    • Demi

      Oh I can’t wait to see your version! :D

  2. Every time I look at your blog I just sigh and shake my head because you make such adorable things! The buttons just really put you over the top here and they’re so visually appealing. Plus you lined up that striped fabric perfectly! I really love looking at your blog and can’t wait to see what you make next!

    • Demi

      Self-covered buttons are always a really good way to top off a project, they make everything look adorable ;) Thank you so much for your lovely comment!

    • Demi

      I might have to think about making one! They’re super quick tops, too :)

    • Demi

      Thank you! I’m going to try it with a button-up back next, I think.. Just love making my own buttons, haha.

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