The “For the Love of Scarves” Blouse

The Facts
Fabric: Cute floral cotton from Fine Fabrics
Pattern: Sewaholic Pendrell view C
Year: 2010
Notions: None
Time to complete: One day
First worn: January 8, 2012
Wear again? Yes
Total price: $10?

I’m not much of an accessories person, but I do love scarves. Have you seen the 25 Ways to Tie a Scarf in 4.5 Minutes YouTube video by Wendy’s Lookbook? If not, quickly run over there and then come right back when you’re done.

Who knew you could tie a scarf so many different ways?  I’m doing a “European Loop” here according to Wendy.

For the challenge this week I made up a simple sleeveless Pendrell to go with my gray scarf. I chose a fabric with a similar gray background that was punctuated by white flowers covered in teal stripes.

This blouse was quick and easy to sew up. To save on fabric I pieced together my bias binding, not caring about the extra seams since the binding is only used for the facing. I followed my measurements, grading between sizes where I needed.  After basting it together, I altered the fit a tiny amount at the princess lines above the bust since it came out a bit baggy across the shoulders. I also cut it three inches shorter than the pattern pieces so that I could comfortably wear it both tucked and untucked. Finally, I finished off the hem using my narrow hem foot.

Author

ahearta

Amy slowly eased her way into sewing in 2010. In 2011 her hobby truly blossomed, aided in part by the wonderful Sew Weekly community. She can also be found writing on her own blog, Sew Well.

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  1. Love that print, and the fit is great.

  2. Gorgeous! I love your style.

  3. Lovely Pendrell! Thanks for the scarf link too — I’m always confused about what to do with scarves.

  4. I love this version of the Pendrell blouse! It is very summery and does not have that ‘formal’ look most of them sewn up do around the blogosphere. Love it great job!

  5. Classic and cute! And a scarf is one of the best accessories one can wear, like you said, so versatile!

  6. The colors are lovely, and it looks perfect paired with your scarf!

  7. Perfect fit! Off to watch that vid… I remember sitting in awe a few years ago watching this girl tie & retie her scarf until it was just so at a bar. It was this crazed moment of fabric flying everywhere. I need accessorizing help!