DIY Refashion Sewing Instructions, AshleeBlouse + Judy Flower made from dress shirts. Easy to fit, empire waist. Digital copy -YOU PRINT



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Ashlee Blouse PDF Upcycling Sewing Pattern & Judy Flower by Paganoonoo


The Ashlee is upcycled* using 2 to 3 dress shirts (instead of flat fold fabric). With upcycling, there is no need to print, cut out and tape together PATTERN PIECES. The starting materials are 3D garments, so instead the "pattern" is instructions and illustrations that define exactly what and where to cut (disassemble) and how to reassemble the pieces. You are purchasing a set of instructions that you print on 8.5" by 11" paper that can be put in a binder for future ease of reference.

• Semi-fitted bodice with empire waistline
• Pleated lower blouse front adds hip ease
• Eye-catching, pleated Back Details
• Contrasting accent embellishment at waist
• High/low hem (slightly or dramatically)
• ¾ length sleeves
• BONUS Judy Flower Pattern adds extra style
• Immediate Digital Computer Download File
• See Shop Listing for Hard Copy Pattern.

The ASHLEE BLOUSE silhouette is flattering on many figure types, and is self-adjusting to individual body curves and heights. Optionally, a contrasting Judy Flower dresses up the look even more. The blouse pairs well with pants and jeans. The overall effect is feminine and classic/playful depending on the colors and patterns chosen. Refashion 2 - 3 men's or women's dress shirts into your unique and beautiful Ashlee Blouse CUSTOMIZED to your figure.

The pattern is intended to be semi-fitted in the upper bodice. For larger busts, dart and pleat instructions are provided to customize the fit. Avoid any bodice shirt so tight that it strains at the bust, back or upper arms, or limits movement. If the bodice shirt is tight at the hip, this is not a problem; the instructions walk you through the design process to add hip ease. ALL SIZES ARE INCLUDED in that the size/fit of the finished garment is determined by the size of the shirt used for the upper torso, the other parts are self-scaling. ANYONE, any size, who can find a dress shirt that fits the way they like across the shoulders and bust can successfully fit this pattern.

Really tall or short? This pattern is easy to adjust for height.

The sewing is straightforward piece assembly, mostly using topstitching. All of the tough parts like the collar, collar band, plackets, buttonholes are already sewn on the starting garments, making your job easier! The customization is achieved by picking the right size starting garment and making choices about where to cut by looking at the garment fit on your own body.

ADDITIONAL BONUS - Includes a 4-page tip sheet on design elements, color selection, fit, garment care, and technical tips.

See Designer Michelle Paganini’s article on upcycling in the Threads Magazine Feb/March 2015 issue! She was also featured on It's Sew Easy series 1300 and 1400. Her segment on Double Collars is available on YouTube .

Upcycling our existing clothes into new fashions is good for the planet, and really great on the budget!!

*UPCYCLING is taking something existing, like clothing, and transforming it into something of greater value. This set of instructions and illustrations will walk you through every step of selecting garments, disassembly and reassembly, to create a beautiful, custom fit, one-of-a-kind garment.

WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY about Paganoonoo Patterns:
"Easy to follow directions with lots of great tips.”
“Absolutely brilliantly clear & concise instructions..."
"Amazing inspiration along with wonderfully helpful technical details..."

Happy Upcycling!

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I love to sew and I do it nearly everyday but I am the type that either needs directions or a pattern, I am not creative or artsy but tell me how to do it and I'll reproduce anything. For the past few months I've attempted this type of style several times on my own and each one was worse than the last lol. Today, I made my very first lagenlook blouse and I loved every minute of it! The directions were clear and extensive, seller responded super quick to a question I had and in great detail to be sure I understood it. I really hope she continues to make upcycled sewing patterns like this as I finally understood how to put these together. I agree with description, absolutely for the intermediate sewer or advanced beginner. I now have the confidence to keep making them and each one will be better than the first!

Punkiestitches Jan 28, 2015

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I can't wait to get started!!! I love your designs.

D. Burnett Oct 4, 2018

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Luv luv luv this! Very easy to understand and good illustrations!

bnelson083157 Jan 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Good directions and tips. Can easily amend this "pattern" to fit your specific shirt and body measurements. Looking forward to getting additional patterns!

violetbarks Feb 3, 2016

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