Sequin Marthe Blouse

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Last year I really wanted to make an all sequined top for New Years, but didn’t find it very practical. I try to make things I know I will wear all the time! This year once again, I really want a sparkly top for the holidays and New Year, and to make it a little more practical I tried combining the sequins with a sweater knit. I’m really happy with the results!

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I just love the Marthe Blouse by Republique Du Chiffon, and thought it would be a great fit for what I had in mind. I decided to use the sequined fabric for the bodice front and back, and the sweater knit fabric for the sleeves and peplum. I got all of my fabric from fabric.com using this glitz sequin & mesh champagne paired with this baby hatchi lightweight sweater knit.

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I’ve made the Marthe Blouse once before, and I found the the back zipper isn’t really necessary. This top is really easy to slip on and off over your head. I decided not to add it this time around, especially because it meant eliminating trying to sew an invisible zipper to sequined fabric. It worked out really well.

I also added about  1″ to the sleeve hem to make them slightly longer than the pattern. I did not line my top, but it might be a good idea to try it with a lining (if using sequined fabric). I’m just wearing a white undershirt underneath because the sequined mesh fabric is a little sheer.

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I love it paired with a sweater knit, it’s so cozy! I’m going to start calling my holiday style “cozy glam”. And you guys, I sewed up this whole top in a single night. It’s suppper quick to make. Perfect for any last minute parties that might come up.

If you’re not sure if you are up for the challenge of sewing with sequins, don’t worry! I’ve written a whole tutorial full of lots of tips for sewing with sequins and you can find it on BERNINA’s blog, weallsew.com. It’s really not too complicated, I promise!

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I paired my new Marthe Blouse with my Safran Jeans by Deer and Doe from a few posts back. I wear them allll the time.

Happy Holidays everyone!!

Style Maker Fabrics Spring Canvas Blog Tour-Rebublique Du Chiffon Marthe Blouse + Named Clothing Inari Tee

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I am thrilled to be a part of Style Maker Fabrics Spring Canvas blog tour. I had a little peek at all of their new spring inventory, and I had such a hard time choosing my fabric. It was all so stunning and fresh for spring.

I ended up choosing two great fabrics that I felt would be a good fit for my spring wardrobe.

First up I chose this beautiful Crinkle Rayon Challis Shibori Dyed Indigo fabric. I’ve been a little obsessed with the shibori dye trend I’ve seen around on Instagram lately. I quickly pictured it as a light, breezy top for the upcoming warm weather, paired with white skinny jeans and brown clogs. I’ve been wanting to make the Marthe Blouse by Republique Du Chiffon. It turned out just as I imagined it would. The pattern was fast and simple to construct, and the fabric was dreamy to work with. I’m so so happy with this top! (Like, I’ve worn it a few days in a row happy!).

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For my second look, I chose this textured double knit palm tree royal  fabric. I love the pattern, and didn’t want to break it up too much, and the Inari Tee Dress by Named Clothing came to mind. (Another pattern I’ve been wanting to try). I have so much to say about this pattern! It was a quick sew, and the fit was spot on. (I did add extra length to my dress). I love how it fits when being worn: loose, with a slight cocoon shape. And the sleeves! I will probably incorporate this sleeve in lots of upcoming projects, I love the added cuff. Now let me talk about this fabric. IT IS SO SOFT! I’m going to live in this dress now until the end of summer. It is so comfy, and perfect for my lifestyle right now with two littles. The pattern is so bold and the palm trees are so fun. I love how I can wear this dress super casual with sandals, or dress it up with wedges and some jewelry. So so perfect, this won’t be my last.




Special thanks to Style Maker Fabrics for including me in their Spring Canvas Blog Tour! I love my two new makes so much! They have some really great fabric options for your spring wardrobe. Check them out!

Next up on the Spring Canvas Blog tour is Sew Charleston, don’t forget to check out her post tomorrow!

AAaannnd don’t forget to keep up with the rest of tour! Schedule below:

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                   3/21 – 3/223/233/243/253/263/273/283/293/303/314/1