PDF upcycle sewing instructions for Patti Blouse & Judy Flower. Upcycle dress shirts to woman's blouse! Tunic top lagenlook. YOU PRINT



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Patti Blouse Sewing Pattern & Judy Flower by Paganoonoo.
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The Patti is upcycled* using three 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.

• Feminine, front button blouse with hip ease
• Color-block tunic shirt from upcycle shirts
• ¾ length sleeves with a contrasting cuffs
• Eye-catching, Back Details
• Full dropped back creating a high/low hem
• Contrasting front asymmetrical stripe
• Contrasting front pocket
• BONUS Judy Flower Pattern adds extra style
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• See Shop Listing for Hard Copy Pattern.

This is our SIMPLEST DESIGN !! Recommended for those new to upcycling*. The PATTI BLOUSE silhouette works well with ALL FIGURE TYPES, is comfortable and flattering, pairing well with pants or a narrow skirt. The design is a loose fitting shirt that drapes from the shoulders and over the bust. Plenty of ease is added to the hips via a pleated or gathered lower back panel - room for hips and bellies! The silhouette is completed with a high/low front/back hemline. A front stripe and pocket give a slightly sporty look. The overall effect is feminine, comfortable, and confident. Finish your Patti design with a coordinated JUDY FLOWER, to create an attractive custom look.

This design is well suited to making more of an Art-To-Wear garment. Without the front stripe and pocket the front is a canvas for applique, reverse applique, painting, stenciling, stamping, embroidery, beading or a combinations of these things.

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. The design provides extra ease in the hip so if the torso shirt is tight at the hip, this is not a problem.

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l05NRsnZBeg&t=431s .

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.

Ideal for Remembrance Sewing!

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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5 out of 5 stars

Valarie Nov 29, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I wish I could share a pic of how well the Patti top turned out for me - it’s on the Paganoonoo Facebook page. (Black, red, and white). The instructions were easy to follow, and I’ve gotten many compliments on the top. It’s cuddly and comfy. I started w/ men’s plaid flannel that was a size too big for me and incorporated 2 tops my sister donated. I’d recommend that the shirts you use be close to the same size, as I had a slight issue with the ladies’ large sized sleeves and button placket not being quite long enough for the 2x men’s shirt. I pieced in what I needed though, and you really can’t tell what I did to compensate. This project was a lot of fun to accomplish. Even my husband was surprised At how nice it looks and he said it looks very cute on me. 😊

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Elizabeth Boyens May 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I'm a beginning seamstress and this was easy to follow! I've made a few and love them!

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gabriela delasse May 27, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

AMAZING! I am not one to follow the instruction or use patterns because it gets soo complicated. I decided to try this out after seeing the shirts at a quilt show. It's SO EASY to follow! I am hooked! I finally put my shirts to good use and made two already! Will be following up with the dress patterns.

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5 out of 5 stars

Made my first blouse with this pattern and was very happy with it. Easy to follow directions and good tips.

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