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Coastal Breeze, Make It Perfect, The Honey Blouse

.MIP Pattern Parade: A HAPPY STITCH.

Melissa from A Happy Stitch joins us on the Pattern Parade today – welcome Melissa! Melissa is an avid sewer and her blog is a great one to follow…she sews pretty much everything – clothes for her boys, clothes for herself, quilts, cushions, bags…and she also teaches sewing classes locally and has a lot of knowledge to share.

For the Pattern Parade, Melissa is showing off her TWO newly-made Make It Perfect creations. A comfy Coastal Breeze dress which makes for easy Summer wearing and a lovely Honey Blouse that she pulled out some hoarded liberty print for the trims – love it! See more of these two great items on Melissa’s blog!


The Make It Perfect Pattern Parade Virtual Catwalk introduces…
Make It Perfect, Poppy Tunic, Serendipity, The Honey Blouse, Uptown Girl

.NEW Instant Download Patterns.

Just incase you haven’t heard…I’ve added a few more patterns to the Instant Download section of my website.
The following patterns are now avaliable in a PDF Instant Download format:
Little Mini Poppy (6 months – 5 years)
Big Mini Poppy (6 years-10 years) 
Big Uptown Girl (6 years – 10 years)
 Little Serendipity (6 months – 5 years)

If you prefer to get your patterns delivered instantly to your inbox rather than waiting for snail mail or driving to the shops, then be sure to check out the whole range of Make It Perfect patterns that are avaliable as an Instant Download PDF format.  
Happy sewing!

Make It Perfect, The Honey Blouse

.The Honey Blouse – just for YOU!.

I hope you girls are all ready for some selfish sewing because I’ve got a new pattern to share with you today…something special you can sew just for yourself!

 The Honey Blouse is a versatile top boasting pure and simple elegance.  With subtle gathers to give a feminine feel and a slimming waistband, The Honey Blouse is flattering for all body shapes and sizes.   
 The puff-shaped three-quarter length sleeves and scoop neckline feature a fancy twisted trim to add personality and detail.  
  With options to wear side ties long or short, The Honey Blouse can easily be worn as a casual top or quickly glammed up for a night out with some pretty jewellery and heels!


I really enjoyed designing this top.  It was a slow and steady process and spread out over a much longer space of time than I usually take to design my patterns, but you’ve really got to be particular with women’s patterns, they can be tricky to get “just right” and I’m thrilled with the flattering fit and sophisticated feel that has been achieved with The Honey Blouse.

I’ve made a couple of these blouses now (will share soon!) and have played around with using double gauze and cotton voile fabrics and recommend using a fabric with a soft drape (such as these two) to give The Honey Blouse a lovely fit and comfortable feel. 

Once again, thanks a million to Chelsea Parsons photography for these lovely images.  And the lovely Chelsea herself for modelling The Honey Blouse – isn’t she gorgeous?!

You’ll find more information about The Honey Blouse on the Make It Perfect website.  If you are looking for a place to purchase a copy of the pattern for yourself, take a look at our stockists or ask your favourite store to order one in for you.  

I’ll be giving away a copy of The Honey Blouse to one lucky winner – simply leave a comment on this blog post to enter!!
(Please make sure you leave an email address with your comment.  Giveaway will close Monday 3rd October and winner will be drawn at random).