Hot! ‘Spotty Wotty’ blouse


The Facts

Fabric: Polka dot black and white Cotton.
Pattern Liz #7936 blouse downloaded from
Year 2010?
Notions Interfacing, flower buttons left over from the last buttons challenge, thread
Time to complete a couple of hours
First worn: About ten minutes ago for the photos
Wear again? For work tomorrow, then we’ll see how it goes.
Total price: All from stash, so free.

I have sunk to new lows with these photos, but I knew that if I didn’t get them snapped as soon as possible then I would end up putting it off ’til Friday again, like last week.  So fifteen minutes ago I finished the last button, chucked it on, set the self timer and took these in the corner of my bedroom.  Apologies for the dodgy quality.

I am actually really pleased with this blouse. I used this pattern for the ‘collar’ challenge and knew I would end up using it again.  It is a little on the loose side, I may end up taking it in at some point, especially as i am trying to lose half a stone.  I wear the stripey one I made loads so I will probably get a lot use out of this one too. The buttons are left over from the ‘buttons’ challenge.  At first I wasn’t sure if they went, but actually I quite like how they look now.  

So here it is, the Spotty Wotty Blouse.  It is named after my daughter’s favourite pet tropical fish, species unknown but black, white and very spotty.
I promise to make more effort next week :o)



Taracat is a beginning seamstress, scientist, teacher, mother, gin drinker, almost author, drama queen and a bit of a stroppy 'mare. She discovered The Sew Weekly in February 2011 while using the internet to teach herself to sew. She's getting there.


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  1. I really like this blouse. I think the buttons look smashing with the fabric. I hear ya about photos. I think that’s my biggest challenge. I finish my garment and then I wait until the best time to shoot photos, then I never get around to it. Anyway, kudos to you for posting!

  2. I love the buttons, it really finishes it off nicely!

    • Cheers Liz! I wore it to work yesterday and actually got compliments – especially about the buttons, so I think they were the right choice after all.

  3. Very sharp shirt. Love it!

  4. Oh boy do I know about that ‘Sewing is easy, getting this stuff photographed is hard’ feeling! I really like your blouse, and it looks like such a useful wardrobe piece. The buttons are especially fab – they work so much better than round buttons would.

  5. Very cute blouse! I love that style and you wear it well with your straight skirt. I’d love to have one like that. I’ll have to look up your pattern.

  6. It looks great! Don’t worry about the pictures-what counts is that you finished it in time to share it with us. I like the buttons-they’re a nice touch.

    • Thanks Gina – I think part of it is that you guys always take such fantastic pictures. Maybe you could all make a little less effort next week to try and make me look good? Only joking! :o)

  7. Love it! you look fab and proud. Way to go!!

    • Cheers Kazz! Yep, very proud to have managed two challenges in a row – I think I’m getting my Sewjo back.

  8. I almost stopped before I started, the whole picture thing threw me so. Good job in finishing and I love your buttons : )

  9. Hi Loran – I’m so glad you didn’t stop! I’m really glad now that i used those buttons, I’ve had loads of compliments in real life as well as on here.