Front Yard Fabric blog hop – Lady Maple Blouse

front yard photo hop

I am on the Front Yard Photo Hop today for Sandra Clemmons‘ new line with Michael Miller Fabrics. I love, love, love this line and how versatile it is with the prints and colors.

maple blouse pattern

I decided to make Sandra’s Maple Blouse pattern with several of the prints from the line. I can’t tell you how much I love the final result. I have already worn the sleeved version twice, which is every day since I made them!

front yard maple blouse sleeveless

The sleeveless version is so comfortable and, well, I live in Florida so it is a must. I used the cute bunny print in that perfect blue.

maple blouse sleeved version

The sleeved version is just one print and I was worried it would be too busy but it works perfect. I have worn this so much and my husband can’t stop telling me how much he loves it. I do too!

front yard fabric maple blouse

Being the person I am I couldn’t follow directions exactly. I lined the bodice which isn’t in the pattern but I used this technique when making the washi dress from Made by Rae. She has videos on it. BUT there is a catch… I didn’t plan ahead enough for the arms so I used some bias tape on that part. AND I hadn’t finished the closure for the back in the picture above but it still wears awesome. My husband said I shouldn’t finish it. Ha!

front yard sleeve detail

You can see above that I did the full lining on the bodice part and then the bias below that for the arm hole. It works out perfect and gives it a little contrast as well.

lady maple blouse sleeved modelmaple blouse sleeveless back view

I have to confess I didn’t prewash my fabrics but I did make a bodice in between my size and the next one up and used the full length. After I washed the blouses they actually fit perfect but I think this is because I made a little adjustment up in size. I really love this pattern and I will be making so many more. I love how this fits and there are so many ways you can customize the pattern.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you go check out how to win your own Front Yard fabrics!


MS episode 107:: The Crafter’s Box, Sandra Clemons, SewEMG

the crafter's box, sandra clemons, sewEMG podcast

The Crafter’s Box

The Crafter’s Box – pop up shop

 The Crafter’s Box Podcast

 The Crafter’s Box Featured Makers

Sandra Clemons of Make it Blossom

Make It Blossom Shop

Sandra’s first fabric line with Michael Miller Fabrics called Front Yard

Make It Blossom blog


SewEMG Shop

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