Thursday, April 26, 2012

KCWC Day 3 – Clever Charlotte Flutter Blouse

Well, I finally tackled a project that has been cut out and ready for over a month. 

It all started when I won a giveaway on the Clever Charlotte web site for a copy of the Spring/Summer 2012 Stitch Magazine which included their Flutter sleeve blouse.  The blouse is perfect for Spring and Summer here because it is so light and loose on the body and I knew that I wanted to make one for A right away. 

I got to looking in the stash and found a yard of the blue with white and green dot Lisette Lawn that I had picked up from Joann last summer and knew it would be perfect with how light and soft it is.  It cut into it right away and then it sat in my To Do pile for over a month.  I looked at the pin tucks and got nervous, I looked at the facing and got nervous, and I looked at the keyhole back and got nervous.  But I wasn’t nervous because of those things I was nervous that I didn’t have the skills to do them and I would mess everything up. 

Luckily I jumped in after getting some encouragement from another blogger and it turned out great.  It took me about an hour and a half to get it all sewn up and that is with chasing A around trying to get her in bed.  I think the sleeves look a little off with the shirt on the hager but I am sure they will look much better on a little girl (or I might have sewn them on wrong, who knows). 

There are supposed to be three buttons on the front of the top and one to hold it closed on the back but I do not have the right buttons in the stash.  I can’t decide if I should go with white, green or maybe even some covered buttons.  Of course this means a trip to Joann this weekend to check out what they have!  I am so excited for this top and can’t wait for A to try it on.  I see many more of these for the summer for both the girls.


  1. Gorgeous little top!!! Love the polka dots and pin tucks...

  2. What a beautiful top. It will be so comfortable in the hot summer months! I want one for myself!

  3. Great work, Erin! I am glad you like it. I am working on my flutter blouse for KCWC too! Hope to have it posted soon.

    PS Don't forget to post pics of the final top in our Flickr group!

  4. The top turned out great! I love how it looks in polka dots.:)