This is the version of the Cindy blouse that Michelle wore on It’s Sew Easy.
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.
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.
Michelle wore this grey version of the Patti Blouse on It’s Sew Easy. It was made without a front band, the shirt fabric is layered and topstitched.
This mango version of the Ashlee blouse features a dramatic coloring and has a tropical vibe.
Ashlee blouses feature the same fabric on the upper and lower front, with a band creating an empire (or lower) waist. See a blog post about Ashlee blouses here.
Occasionally Paganoonoo samples are for sale. This blue and green version of the Ashlee blouse fits the new owner perfectly! Here she is modeling it at the Paganoonoo booth at the 2017 Sewing and Stitchery Expo.
This grey version of the Ashlee blouse features a satin ribbon waistband and heavy Irish linen lower back panel
This grey version of the Ashlee blouse features a cashmere band and sleeve cuffs.
This delightful pink version of the Patti Pattern was made by Claire DeLucchi, a member of my wearable art guild. www.PenWAG.org. I adore her color combinations!
This moss green version of the Patti blouse skips the stripe & front pocket and features embroidery on the cuffs and front placket.
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 blue/green version of the Patti blouse skips the front stripe and pocket and features an extension on the bottom to make it more of a tunic length. The lower back panel is made from a woman’s skirt with beading. The color combinations make this a very vibrant blouse. The proud owner is wearing it!
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.
While the other Sandy versions are purposely quite oversized, this version is fitted. The dramatic pairing of apple green and watermelon red make the blouse appear to vibrate.
Michelle wore this blouse on an episode of “It’s Sew Easy” This grey version of the Sandy blouse has very subtle color difference and is quite elegant on. Pictures really do not do it justice.
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.
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.
Here I am modeling. 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. BTW for comparison purposes I’m a size 14 pear shaped lady and I made this dress purposely oversized.