Sewaholic Oakridge Modified

 In mid spring Lincraft had a 40% off sale and while I was whiling my lunch break away I came across some lovely rayon prints.  Oh what to choose!  These prints were something that had been on my radar for quite some time.  They were the perfect blend of modern and boho and in such a luxurious weight which is quite unusual for Lincraft.  There are treasures to be had at Lincraft if you are in the right place at the right time!

This fabric had no sooner made it's way home than it was on my cutting table.  This time though, I knew that the rather busy fabric was more suited to a subtle style than a busy design.  Since I really like the cut of Sewaholic Oakridge, this was my starting point.  I began to wonder how it would work without a front placket.  A quick experiment with my existing tops made with this pattern and I was sold.

I did feel that the pattern would work well with a higher neckline so this time round I raised it 1.5cm.  I also included a small opening at the front for interest as well as to get it over my head.    I cut a facing for the opening and used a bias strip to bind the neckline and create the ties.  I then simply hemmed the sleeves at my desired three quarter length and added some beads from my stash to finish the ties.

I love the finished blouse.  It is the perfect office blouse and also works well with bootleg jeans for a modern boho look as worn above.


  1. Massively behind in my blogging and blog reading after 2 weeks with a bung computer. I agree that you've created the perfect blouse for work and it works nicely as a casual top.

  2. Love it....and the fab is perfecto....

  3. Lovely fabric and your pattern modifications worked perfectly. Beautiful top.


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