DIY Sewing instructions & Double Collar. Refashion dress shirts into woman's blouse. Embroidery, Applique, Wearable, Art, Blouse Pattern

$20.00

Loading

Nice choice! Enjoy free shipping to the US when you spend $35+ at this shop.
Oct 11-21

The estimated delivery date is based on your purchase date, the recipient's location (actual or inferred), the seller's processing time and location, and the shipping carrier.

Other factors—such as shipping carrier delays or placing an order on weekend/holiday—may push the arrival of your item beyond this date.

Learn more

  • Handmade
  • Materials: Illustrated instructions in English, Arrives by U S Postal Mail, 2 mens or womens tailored dress shirts

Hard copy mailed to you (digital available for $16 see listings):

Sandy Blouse & Double Collar Upcycle Sewing Patterns by Paganoonoo.

• Feminine Blouse upcycled from dress shirts
• Front button blouse with back hip ease
• Appliquéd circles of various sizes
• On back wearable art circle & pleated panel
• ¾ length sleeves with decorative band
• Front hem dips several inches at back
• BONUS Double Collar Pattern adds extra style
• Hard Copy Patterns you receive by mail
• See Shop Listing for Digital Download Pattern

The Sandy is upcycled* using two 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 printed on quality 8.5" by 11" paper which can be put in a binder for future ease of reference.

The Sandy Blouse features a unique back design that from the side view, the back pleated panel poufs out, tucking under at the hip level creating a 1920’s cocoon coat type profile. The overall effect is feminine and comfortable with a bit of drama. The Wearable Art, decorative circle motifs provide perfect vignettes for applique techniques or can feature your machine embroidery, quilting or fabric collage skills. ... !! Promises Lots of Compliments !!...

Transform 2 - 3 men's or women's dress shirts into your unique and beautiful Sandy Blouse CUSTOMIZED to your figure. The silhouette works well with "average and slim hipped figure types". Find a dress shirt that fits the way you like across the shoulders and bust. The size/fit of the finished garment is determined by the size of the shirt used for the upper torso and the back panel. The design provides 6” to 7” extra ease in the hip, so if the torso shirt is tight at the hip, the instructions walk you through the design process of adding ease.

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.

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!

Loading

The estimated delivery date is based on your purchase date, the recipient's location (actual or inferred), the seller's processing time and location, and the shipping carrier.

Other factors—such as shipping carrier delays or placing an order on weekend/holiday—may push the arrival of your item beyond this date.

Learn more

Oct 11-21

Oct 6

After you place your order, Paganoonoo will take 1-3 business days to prepare it for shipment.

Oct 7-12

Paganoonoo puts your order in the mail.

Oct 11-21

Estimated to arrive at your doorstep Oct 11-21!

Etsy offsets carbon emissions from shipping and packaging on this purchase.
Etsy offsets carbon emissions from shipping and packaging on this purchase.
Returns & exchanges

Accepted

Exceptions may apply
Return & exchange window

30 days

from item delivery

Etsy Purchase Protection: Shop confidently on Etsy knowing if something goes wrong with an order, we've got your back for all eligible purchases — see program terms

There was a problem calculating your shipping. Please try again.

Ships from San Jose, CA

Michelle Paganini

Michelle Paganini

Owner of Paganoonoo

Message Michelle

This seller usually responds within a few hours.

362 shop reviews

5 out of 5 stars
Loading
5 out of 5 stars

Fast and easy transaction. Look forward to using the pattern.

Nancy Adams May 1, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

excellant company excellent patterns and I couldn't be happier thanks easy to follow, even for a non seamstress

Diana Blazer Jan 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I'm pretty happy with the instructions. I'm a relative beginner when it comes to garment sewing so the comparison to a quilting project really helped me understand the instructions. The only thing I wished was there was either advice for how to sew the pieces to the full robe or how to re-sew the robe back together if the robe was split into the front and back pieces.

Elyse Aug 24, 2022

Disclaimer: Etsy assumes no responsibility for the accuracy, labeling, or content of sellers' listings and products. Electrical or electronic products may pose a risk of fire or electrocution. Vintage, handmade, refurbished, or modified electrical or electronic products may not meet current safety standards and may not be in safe working order. Inspect carefully before use and message the seller if you have concerns relating to the product. Do not use a vintage electrical or electronic item if its safety cannot be verified. To reduce the risk of fire, never leave vintage electrical or electronic products plugged in unattended. See Etsy's Terms of Use for more information.