Thursday, April 28, 2011

On carnation headbands and ruffled blouses



Hello there. I am back after having a luxurious and enchanting Easter break. Hope you had great time too!
So, I guess I better roll up my sleeves. Batteries full and running, ideas coming out of my ears... if only I had more than two hands :)
Thankfully the project I am showing off here required not more than two hands and a bucket of good mood.. oh yes, and about three meters of jersey.



For this blouse I used an old Burda pattern (10/2000) with a bell sleeves and a V-neckline I thought I might enhance so instead I made two rows of ruffles (which I adore and you know I am crazy about) and I also made a wrap. The wrap is one of those loose, flowing and ruffling pieces that have been up and about for a while now, and I being determined not to be ripped off decided to make myself. It is composed of three rectangular pieces joined together and plain sleeves.



The thing I like best about it is that it can be worn in several ways (draping, tucking, tying) but here is just one shown since I had trouble taking a good picture of an ivory / light gray wrap against a white background. This thing is good to wear with everything and the combinations are numerous so I hope to wear it a lot.

Oh, and I almost forgot. The carnation headband to match it all. Isn't it cute?

15 comments:

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Absolutely beautiful, the neckline is a lovely touch as is the headband. I am in love cardigan pieces like this. They are so versatile and perfect for travel. I am going to investigate that pattern.

by night said...

LOOOve, Looove, loooove!!!

coincidence again... I should be posting about a new cardigan too - later on today...
and I have been browsing through my Tshirt patterns all last night to find a neat tshirt shape I could decorate... with ruffles all around the neckline...
How often is this going to happen again? It's just amazing, isn't it?

love that jersey color btw ;-)

Emer said...

I love the ruffles on the t-shirt, they really add to it. I am presuming you used jersey fabric?

Little Treasures said...

KJ: the blouse is after the pattern, the wrap is not. I made it myself.
Nat: I can't wait to see it. Ruffles for decorating is just the most adorable thing that could happen to a tee.
Emer: yes, I used jersey (with a lot of stretch to it) for the project.

Regina (Farfala) said...

The headband is lovely. You are an artist.

DeniseAngela said...

So pretty...love the ruffles...glad you had a relax Easter! :)

Brandy J. said...

I just found your blog and I love it. Your shirt and head band are FAB!! Thanks for sharing and truly inspiring me.

Ira said...

What a fabulous ensemble Maya, that headband of yours is so romantic and goes perfectly with your blouse!

janul said...

It´s so cute! I love the headband, and I wish we could see more ways how the wrap could be worn...

magdamagda said...

so was it a break, are you sure?;) it looks like a very productive one! Jersey is one thing I miss working with! Your new pieces look contagiously relaxed and well defined! Nice collection and colour choice!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Oh!! now I understand why 3 metres were needed! You have been so busy!!!!

Sachiko said...

So pretty! Thank you for sharing your projects at my link party. :)

Sandy Ang said...

Love that ruffled neckline. It's so flattering and soft looking.

Jerri Neddermeyer said...

Always love the ruffles! I have a wrap similar to yours (though bought not made) and I wear it so much....you will get much snuggly love from it! You could run a couple of your rounds of ruffles along the sleeves :)

cucicucicoo said...

these are wonderful! i especially love the wrap! :) lisa