Hot! The “It’s Obvious I can’t get enough Pink” Blouse

If there was an anonymous group for a person who wears a ridiculous amount of pink, I would absolutely be a member.

In fact, I thought I was going to skip this week’s challenge, as I have already sewn up a couple of pink pieces.  The proof may be seen here and here.

But it would seem that The Sew Weekly has infiltrated my subconscious and the pattern and fabric that I pulled out last week is, you guessed it, pink.  I just cannot escape – petal, fuchsia, watermelon, bubblegum, raspberry – I think they are all fabulous!

I have been meaning to make this blouse for quite a while with some leftover yardage.

The skirt was completed quite a few years ago, but I have not had many opportunities to wear it, or rather, not enough tops to match the darn thing.  Problem solved!

I think I may have to make a couple more, in some pretty prints!


• The Facts

⁃ Fabric:  Fuchsia Faille

⁃ Pattern:  Simplicity 2154 + Vogue 1160 (sleeves)

⁃ Year: 1960s

⁃ Notions:  Seam Binding, Thread, Interfacing

⁃ Time to complete:  less than a week

⁃ First worn:  May 1, 2012

⁃ Wear again?  Yes!

⁃ Total price:   ~ Free!  (sort of – the fabric was leftover from this project, and the thread, binding, and interfacing were from the stash)


Laura Mae

Laura Mae adores sewing and knitting, mostly vintage or vintage-inspired patterns. She hopes to inspire others to create lovely and lasting garments that speak of a past era and yet remain timeless and elegant.


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  1. This blouse is really lovely! I love the sleeves you chose and the color suits you very well. The skirt is very cute also.

  2. Oh I love the blouse and the sleeves are fantastic! I think I need to snatch up this pattern! And what a beautiful backdrop for these photos!

  3. I love this blouse and looks fantastic with your skirt [love the fabric of the skirt too.. beautiful]

  4. I love it! The sleeve detail is my favorite-

  5. Love those sleeves. I’ve made that Simplicity blouse but sleeveless….those added sleeves from the Vogue pattern are perfect. Gorgeous fabric too, beautiful colour and lovely details.

  6. You always look like a fabulous pattern cover! Beautifully made blouse and glad you didn’t sit out this week. The photos are lovely.

  7. Just Lovely! I especially like those sleeves and the cute trim on the skirt!

  8. cute blouse! pink is definitely your color

  9. Wow, that’s impeccable! Best sleeves ever, very pretty skirt too, pink and green are lovely together – 10 out of 10!

  10. Hi Laura Mae, wow the shirt has so many details that make it come to life. I am now a pink love and can see why you can`t get enough into your wardrobe.

  11. Hi Laura Mae, wow the shirt has so many details that make it come to life. I am now a pink lover and can see why you can`t get enough of it into your wardrobe.

  12. I love the ensemble and the blouse – wow so pretty! I must buy it! Pity they hide it under the jacket on the pattern photo

  13. What a great job! I love how you added the sleeves to the top! It is so darling and what great colors!

  14. Love everything about this top. Fabulous job!

  15. What a pretty blouse! I especially love the sleeves, and I love the backdrop for your photos.

  16. The blouse is lovely! And the colour happens to be my favorite shade of pink :).

  17. That is gorgeous! I love the blouse – especially the sleeves (darn now I have to buy both those patterns to recreate the look!). I’ve noticed you also really like neck bows. You look so charming in them you might make a convert of me!

    And as much as I love and envy your outfit (a LOT) I love and envy the hedge behind you. That is an impressive display of manuka flowers.

    • Thank you so much!

      The hedge is located down the road from my mother’s house and I love how it changes throughout the year. It was very serendipitous that all that pink was blooming just in time for my pictures – I love when that happens!

  18. Oh!! I just love this color on you, and you’re right, it does work perfectly with that skirt! The whole style of the blouse is stunning – I hope you wear it often!