Saturday, September 14, 2013

Minerva Blogger Network : Pinafore and blouse


This month's project for the Minerva Blogger Network is one I'm particularly proud of.

After salivating for months over the pinafores sold at Dahlia, I decided to recreate one for me, the Tripoli pinafore. It looks edgy and cool, a bit different from the cutesy, vintage inspired clothes I tend to make and wear most of the time.

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Here's my inspiration.
Because I'm more short waisted and bustier than the model, the pinafore obviously looks a bit different on me, but I'm fine with that. It looks like a cage around my boobs, but what can I say? I still like that.


The patterns I used are the Pendrell blouse by Sewaholic for the blouse (view B without the seam ruffle) and the Chardon skirt by Deer and Doe for the pinafore. More details on the construction are in my post.

If you want to make this outfit for yourself (or something similar), the kit is for sale here. It contains 2m of cherry print fabric, 1,50m of cotton poplin fabric, a black 14" (35cm) silver metal zip and 4m of elastic. Otherwise, you can find the cherry print fabric here and the cotton poplin here.

While taking photos for my post, I also decided to have fun and show these two garments styled in a very different way, which is how I plan to wear day in my everyday life.
I think they're both very versatile and that they'll blend perfectly in my wardrobe, although I'm particularly excited about the pinafore. I can't wait to wear it with all kinds of different tops and colored tights!

33 comments:

  1. I love the pinafore, and it looks great on you. Very clever!

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  2. Two great garments! Love. How you made the Chardon look so edgy! I'm dying to sew up that pattern, but I can never settle on appropriate fabric. I may just go and get myself some poplin like you did :)

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  3. Edgy AND cute. I don't know how you managed it, but congrats.

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  4. Meraviglia!

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  5. I am so in love with the outfit of the Pendrell blouse + blue jeans + vintage glasses + the pink bow in the hair
    It's so cute :D

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  6. Unusual design, I really like it! *^v^* And I love your black shoes. ^^

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  7. Wow this is the most unusual and unique creation i,ve seen in the sewing blogosphere in a long time. I really love it on you!! Pinning your outfit to my sewing inspiration IMMEDIATELY! :-D

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  8. I really like the pinafore! I can see that being an everyday staple.

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  9. Really cute! Love the two patterns you paired together - pendrell and chardon were meant to go together :) And I really like how they are versatile with other pieces too - so great! :)

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  10. Very Cool!! https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

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  11. what a fun little creation! it's good to branch out and make something unique (something i rarely do...). well done!

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  12. What a cute outfit:)

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  13. I love the sweet, yet 'bondage' feel of your skirt with the blouse! Very clever and edgy!

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  14. Wow this is gorgeous Paunnet! Would you be interested in entering our Copy Cat Challenge with this outfit? You can read more here http://i-heart-fabric.blogspot.com.au/p/copy-cat-challenge-2.html xx

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  15. I love this!!! It is a perfect DIY copy!!

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  16. Great outfit! I love when you share outfit posts because it reminds me to make items that can fill more than one gap in my wardrobe. The cherry Pendrell with the headscarf is uber cute.

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  17. The pinafore looks very unusual and edgy indeed! Besides you wear it beautifully and it suits your style :)

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  18. The pinafore is very cool! I like it! And the fact that you sewed it, makes you a brave seamstress, because obviously it is a special garment. So, your style experiment was successful! Oh, i cannot leave without commenting your pink headscarf and your cute cherry blouse! Both so sweet!

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  19. This is totally cute. Great outfit, love your styling too.

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  20. I really like this look on you and glad you can rock it with a short waist and boobs. That gives me confidence that something similar could work on me too. The cherry pendrell and headscarf style is super cute too :)

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  21. This is awesome! I love that you've taken the zip right up at the back and just how edgy this is! Love it :)

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  22. i love the zip feature, very cute.

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  23. Very unique indeed! I love the dress with the cherry print top, in particular!

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  24. I love that sewing makes experimenting with new styles a little more accessible! There's some RTW things that I wouldn't be prepared to spend money on because I'm not sure how much wear I would get from them, but there's something in the *making* that justifies the experimenting & possible failure, don't you think?


    Anyway, I LOVE both your makes! So cute together, but I can see that you'll get lots of wear from them as separates too. It always makes me happy to see older patterns pop up- Pendrell still looking marvellous :)

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  25. Very cool! I like how you styled the pieces in different ways.

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  26. Oohh I love the pinafore! looks super cool!

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  27. Your pinafore looks lovely and is goes so well with both your striped and cherry shirt! So perfect for the colder weather now. And I am really tempted to get my hands on that cherry fabric!

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  28. Oooh your cherry print turned out nicer than mine!

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  29. This is so cool! Such a fun, interesting look on you (love the visible hardware in the back! Yowza!) I think you've totally nailed your inspiration!

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  30. This is too cool for words. Your photos are always so incredible. I love how wonderfully you re-created the pinafore - I have never seen something like that before and it looks so cool. Great job!

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  31. This is insanely cute! OMG I love it!

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  32. I just love this pinafore, and how well you executed it compared to your inspiration piece. One of the more unique garments I've seen shared.

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  33. i love this! i never would have thought of such a thing. seriously thinking about copying you!!!!

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