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#20 The Patti Blouse Additional Colors and Variations –  purchase pattern

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This seafoam blue/green version of the Patti blouse skips the front stripe and pocket and features circular appliqués applied with a free motion sewing foot, added hand embroidery and a double collar.  The lower back panel is made of a deliciously soft woman’s cotton skirt lined with SILK amazingly enough.  I kept the lining in the panel.  This is my new favorite Paganoonoo.
This blue and green version of the Patti blouse skips the front stripe and pocket, and used a women’s skirt for the back panel and front hem extensions.
This blue and gold version of the Patti blouse skips the front pocket, and includes a Judy Flower.
This purple and dark brown version of the Patti blouse includes a Judy Flower.
This short sleeve red version of the Patti blouse skips the front stripe and pocket, and features a silk remnant for the back.  Deliciously cool on a summer day!
This purple version of the Patti blouse includes a Judy flower on the front, and origami like folding on the back just above the waistband.  Three buttons on the back yoke cover a stain.  It was featured in Threads Magazine issue #177.
Here are two versions of the Patti Blouse made by Kathryn, a workshop participant.   Kathryn says:
“Here’s the finished product from the Fresno FiberArts Guild work shop.  I made an additional white one with a little more swing to it by opening up the sides and inserting fabric.  Totally your inspiration from our workshop!  Thanks so much for the class, you’ve given me so much inspiration.”
Michelle: By now you are seeing just how versatile the Patti pattern is.  Paired with a double collar and Judy flower it’s easy to make one suitable for any special occasion.
I’ll admit it is my favorite Paganoonoo design. : >  It’s also the best choice for a beginning upcycler.

#21 The Ashlee Blouse Additional Colors and Variations – purchase the pattern

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This grey version of the Ashlee blouse features a satin band and heavy irish linen lower back.
This grey version of the Ashlee blouse features a cashmere band and sleeve cuffs.
This blue and green version of the Ashlee blouse fits my friend Laura perfectly!  Here she is modeling it while helping at the Paganoonoo booth at the PenWAG fashion show 2015.  It looked so great on her that I gave it to her – and forgot to take pictures first!  I’ll get her back over for more.

#23 The Peggy Blouse Additional Colors and Variations –  purchase pattern 

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This pink version of the Peggy blouse is made with women’s shirts and features a ruffle above one side of the front band.  Isn’t it sweet!
This grey and yellow version of the Peggy blouse is made exactly to the pattern and uses dramatic color blocking to command interest.
This yellow version of the Peggy blouse is made exactly to the pattern. The minimal color variations lends focus to the overall shape of the garment.

#25 The Sandy Blouse Additional Colors and Variations – purchase the pattern

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Modeling the newest Sandy blouse is Miss Muse herself – Sandy!  the picture quality is not great but aren’t Sandy’s dramatic poses entertaining?  She is active in community theatre and you can see it in these pictures.  While the other Sandy versions are purposely quite oversized, this version is more fitted.
This grey version of the Sandy blouse has very subtle color difference and is quite elegant on.  Pictures really do not do it justice.

#26 The Paganoonoo Double Collar Upcycling Pattern –  purchase pattern

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I can’t say enough about how much a double collar upgrades the look of a blouse.  The posted examples speak for themselves.   It looks easy to do, and sort of is, but I went through quite a bit of trial and error to come up with the best methods, including how to deal with using two different collar sizes.  Save yourself time and aggravation and treat yourself to the pattern.

BTW the Peggy pattern already includes double collar instructions.

#24 The Judy Flower Pattern –  purchase pattern

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Adding a flower also instantly upgrades the look of a blouse.  The posted examples speak for themselves.   Again, I went through quite a bit of trial and error to come up with the best methods for making the flower using a sewing machine. Save yourself time and aggravation and treat yourself to the pattern.

Coming Next! The Michelle Dress

Here I am modeling a prototype.  As you may be able to tell the top section is the Peggy Pattern, and the bottom is different in that it features 2 hugely oversized pockets in the front. This dress is SO comfortable!
 Ladies stopped me constantly when I took it out for a few test drives.  They wanted it and in fact this one sold already.  More prototypes are in the works and the pattern is about ½ way done.  BTW for comparison purposes I’m a size 14 pear shaped lady and I made this dress purposely oversized.

In The Works!  The Rebecca Dress

I have another design in the works, a shirtdress.  Here are the first two examples.

Research and Development:
Other Paganoonoo Designs – Potential Patterns

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Upcycled Embellished Scarves, my new obsession