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Hey everybody, welcome to my post on the Sew Long Summer Tour hosted by Melissa of Mahlica Designs! So my northern friends are saying goodbye to summer (sorry/not sorry you guys ūüėČ ). I am definitely a summer lovin’ girl, so I am stoked to be stealing back the warmer weather! Spring and Fall aren’t that far different though, so I jumped at the chance to give myself a deadline to make this blouse I’d been dreaming of!

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I took the Laela Jeyne Patterns Lily Blouse which you have seen me make before here and made a few tweaks! I actually had this blouse planned as a second version for the LJ Summer Collection Blog Tour (and mention it in that post), but the fabric didnt arrive in time!

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Laela Jeyne Lily Blouse original version

 

I have a favourite store-bought blouse that I got from H&M a few months ago. It has a curved hem with high sides and it looks awesome with tights and boots.
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So I took the Lily blouse Pattern that I knew fit well and is quite quick to make and redrafted the lower half to suit. I love that this pattern includes sizes 0-26 and bust sizes A-E!
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It was a little breezy for pics, so it shows the drape of this beautiful rayon nicely!
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At the back neckline I decided against the zip opening and did an elastic loop and button. It was super quick to finish & I can pull it on and off without undoing it because of the elastic! I finished the neck with bias as per the pattern.
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I cannot be trusted – every pattern I have gets a tweak or two! I love when you get a great pattern that you can make your own. I wore this top to work with tights and boots, but for the few days after that we got an early glimpse of summer at 30+ degrees celcius (yahoo)!
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I hope you are enjoying the weather in your part of the world! You can see that no matter where you are, there are plenty of options included in the Lily pattern to suit the weather year round.

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These fabulous bloggers are also part of the tour, so to see how they are saying goodbye to summer, clink on the links below!
Monday: Sewing by Ti, Sewing Vortex, Sewing A La Carte, Very Blissful
Tuesday: mahlicadesigns, My Heart Will So On, Couturious, Anne-Mari Sews, Adventures With Bubba and Bug
Wednesday: Tenilles Thread, Sew Haute Blog, Sewing with D
Thursday: Indulging Mom, MeMade, Anne-Mari Sews, mahlicadesigns
Friday: Little Heart Threads, Idlesunshine, Ronda B. Handmade,

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