20 Sep

Guest Post: A Little Fashion Inspiration By Meg

Meg is an old friend, and I’m so excited to share her talent with you all!  This girl can sew like there’s no tomorrow!  Check her out over at Made By Meg

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Hello everyone! I’m Meg from MadeByMeg, my own little sewing blog. I’m no fashion expert, but I do love to sew, and that means that when I’m shopping I notice every little detail of how a garment is made. This also means that I’m easily bored by the cute and simple—once you’re paying attention to the make and style, you notice the same looks in store after store, and on person after person. So in my book, my favorite clothes are the ones with a twist. They may be constructed in an unusual way, have a little extra detail, or come in an awesome print.

My newest obsession is the modern take on the blouse. Deconstructed, with cutouts or with draping, I love the way the stiff collar and button placket contrasts with the rest of the shirt. Of course, getting unique detail is one reason I sew—I can add my own little twist to classic patterns. But just for you, I have compiled a list of my favorite blouse looks, my own sewn versions, and how you can shop the style.

The Drapey Blouse: I love the soft, flowy look of this top. The buttons and sleeves keep it classic and clean cut.

Inspiration:

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The Ruffled Blouse: This blouse is business in the front and party in the back. The surprise ruffles add a fun detail.

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The Printed Blouse: Even the most classic shape is more fun in a cool print. Of course, prints can be loud, floral, graphic, and much more, but for my blouse I took inspiration from the nerds.

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The Cutout Blouse: This is the office blouse’s sexy cousin. Probably more suited for a night out than the office, this blouse is the classy way to show a little skin.

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My Version, adapted as a dress:

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The Pussybow Blouse: First popularized by the UK’s Margaret Thatcher, this blouse has been making a comeback recently, most notably in Georgia May Jagger’s take on the fashionable prime minister for the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar.

Inspiration:

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My Version, adapted as a dress:

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I could go on and on with my blouse inspiration, but now it’s your turn. Do you own any unique pieces that really make your wardrobe pop? Share the details with us in the comments. And for more blouse inspiration, head on over to MadeByMeg.


{ posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 }


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  • Marina writes:

    Meghan, your blouses are amazing! I especially love the last one with the bow. Excellent post :)

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