Tuesday, 27 September 2011

.The Honey Blouse - just for YOU!.

I hope you girls are all ready for some selfish sewing because I've got a new pattern to share with you today...something special you can sew just for yourself!

 The Honey Blouse is a versatile top boasting pure and simple elegance.  With subtle gathers to give a feminine feel and a slimming waistband, The Honey Blouse is flattering for all body shapes and sizes.   
 The puff-shaped three-quarter length sleeves and scoop neckline feature a fancy twisted trim to add personality and detail.  
 
  With options to wear side ties long or short, The Honey Blouse can easily be worn as a casual top or quickly glammed up for a night out with some pretty jewellery and heels!

I really enjoyed designing this top.  It was a slow and steady process and spread out over a much longer space of time than I usually take to design my patterns, but you've really got to be particular with women's patterns, they can be tricky to get "just right" and I'm thrilled with the flattering fit and sophisticated feel that has been achieved with The Honey Blouse.
I've made a couple of these blouses now (will share soon!) and have played around with using double gauze and cotton voile fabrics and recommend using a fabric with a soft drape (such as these two) to give The Honey Blouse a lovely fit and comfortable feel. 
Once again, thanks a million to Chelsea Parsons photography for these lovely images.  And the lovely Chelsea herself for modelling The Honey Blouse - isn't she gorgeous?!
You'll find more information about The Honey Blouse on the Make It Perfect website.  If you are looking for a place to purchase a copy of the pattern for yourself, take a look at our stockists or ask your favourite store to order one in for you.  


I'll be giving away a copy of The Honey Blouse to one lucky winner - simply leave a comment on this blog post to enter!!
(Please make sure you leave an email address with your comment.  Giveaway will close Monday 3rd October and winner will be drawn at random).

133 comments:

Kathryn said...

would love to make one of these!!!

memmens said...

Wow selfish sewing is the best! It looks great, I could do with sewing more for me although with C*******s coming that might not happen!
thanks for the chance to win

Melissa said...

Hey I like the name you chose for the blouse! And of course love the blouse itself too!! x

The Feisty Redhead said...

This is gorgeous! Love the polka dots!

Kelly O. said...

this is truly lovely! I carry weight around my belly (3 kiddos) so this style would flatter me...

Caitlin - craftycrackpot said...

Looks great - would love to do some sewing for myself!

craftycrackpot@hotmail.com

rachandcarl said...

I have some silk that's just been waiting for the perfect project. This could be it!

Kristy said...

Perfect, I have just stared thinking about some summer work clothes for myself.

Tanya said...

Oooh, I like it, I'm losing weight so I'll need some new clothes soon!

Suz said...

Has been a while since I did any selfish sewing. The blouse is great and I would love to win the pattern! Suz

Emily said...

What a lovely pattern!!

the woodwards said...

yeah, something even i would look good in... maybe not as good as chelsea!!!!

Simply EC said...

This is so cute, and now that I have a coffee shop job on the weekends I actually can get out and wear something adorable like this! Super fun!

Melisa said...

Looks great! Would love to try this one!

AngeMade said...

Lovely looking top - and sweet fabric too!

Sue said...

OMG!!! I love this blouse! It will suit so many people with it's shape. It's just lovely.

Natalie said...

This is so 'Me', I'm struggling to find clothes that I like this season, but this top would be perfect

LionessLady said...

Tha is really pretty! Well done!

Laura said...

I think this is the perfect top I have been looking for.....definitely need this pattern. Great designing!

lauraandbrendon@internode.on.net

Monique said...

Toni ... you have done it again. I need to do some selfish sewing. I keep making items for my girls but never for me. This would be the perfect top for me.

mgahler@bigpond.com

Kelly said...

Gorgeous Toni. I can't wait to make this top!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous blouse! I can't wait to make one for myself.

Little Gumnut said...

oh I'd love to win one/make one - perfect for our Aussie summer that's coming up! Now... off to fix my machine!

Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

I would LOVE this! Selfish sewing indeed!

Catherine said...

Looks fantastic!

Shannon said...

Oh yes please! I have just made myself a couple of versatile wraps and am still up for a bit more warm weather selfish sewing!

Jody Herbert said...

Looks great! Love the design and would definately be a top I would love to make for myself.

Narelle said...

Love it :)

Carly J said...

What a gorgeous top Toni. Will definitely be added to my collection of MIP. Nothing wrong with selfish sewing!!

Rebecca said...

LOVE this pattern! And would love to sew one up! THANKS for the chance!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

simoneil said...

This is gorgeous so many possibilities. Thanks for the giveaway.


simmilucious at gmail dot com

kylie said...

I am currently 3 months pregnant and this top would look gorgeous during the next 6 months!!! I'd love a chance to win the pattern.

kyliealysha said...

Oh how pretty! I love the fancy bits around the neckline.

Jessica said...

What a beautiful blouse! Nice coverage in lightweight double gauze or voile (my favourite fabrics right now), it'll be perfect for the weather as it warms up and right through summer.

Nikki said...

Just beautiful Toni.... beautiful. Looking forward to making and wearing it.

myblackcardigan{at}gmail{dot}com

melandpeter said...

ooo, LOVE the new pattern Toni. x

Ashley said...

I'm totally in love with it, and it's now on the top of my wish list... You already know how much I love your patterns ( the shearwater kaftan is my #1 favorite pattern!) I have a feeling this one will be topping the list too!

Kathryn said...
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Kelly said...

I'm only new to sewing but would love to make that gorgeous blouse for myself. Just beautiful xxx

Kathryn said...

LOVE LOVE!!! Totally my type of blouse Toni! I could make a gazillion and one of these and be oober happy!

kathryn_anderson_81@hotmail.com

Katie said...

How gorgeous. I love it!

Helen said...

Ooh! I love it!

Amigala said...

Would love to make this blouse!!

Rie said...

Oh! It's adorable! I've stayed away from wearing cute stuff lately as I have a post baby body with breast-feeding boobies... but I could wear this & feel (& look) great!!!!!

Juliet said...

I'm all for selfish sewing, you need to do more of it! Love it!

Kelly said...

Love the blouse, especially the neckline!

Wyborn Family said...

Love, love, love it - could see myself wearing (and even making) some of these "Honey's".

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Jennifer said...

Would love to make myself one of these

Little Munchkins said...

Gorgeous top Toni, I can definitely see myself wearing this!

TheAccidentalCrafter said...

What a cute name. I don't think I've made anything for me for a while now. This looks perfect.

Sarah said...

What a great pattern - I struggle to find top patterns that actually work - so its nice to read how much time its taken you to get it to this point. Makes me feel like its worth buying as you have done the hard work for us and now we just have to whip them up! :) Thanks!

Cheryl said...

love it!!!! I have never sewed anything for myself but I NEED to sew this. I do have to ask though is it a very hard pattern to follow?

Jane said...

Ooh, I LOVE it! Will definitely buy and make (or win and make if I'm lucky enough!). Loose and comfy yet still flattering, wonderful. I have some voiles in my stash that would be perfect :-)

Sally said...

Oh my! That is just what I've been looking for. Not long since I had a baby... I need some flattering tops while my body "transitions".

pinkchook said...

Oh I just love it simple but elegant.

Kylie said...

It looks amazing and oh so comfortable. Well done -- will have to get some selfish sewing in:)

sallyb said...

It's beautiful! So worth the time and effort to get it right - well done!

Vicky said...

I love it, this would hide some of my body sins :)

Ingrid said...

Oh, just lovely! Especially love the fabric you've chosen for the photo shoot blouse.

Kylie M said...

Wow, I need a new summer top, Perfect!

Nic said...

FANTASTIC top! I want to make one right now.

Anonymous said...

Love this!
lizwieder(at)gmail(dot)com

Rainbow Made said...

WOW, beautiful Toni..love your new pattern!
rainbowmade@gmail.com

Jess said...

that is a beautiful blouse! it looks so comfy! i would love to win your pattern!

Belinda said...

I LOVE this pattern. Perfect for my body shape

Helen said...

Very pretty! The twist detail adds something special! My wardrobe needs up-dating, this is great!

ifyoutheretoo@hotmail.com

mistyeiz said...

just gorgeous!! abt time we sewed something for ourselves. :P

The Kings said...

lovely Tone. Beautiful model too :)

Domestic Artisan said...

Looks lovely. I got your A-line skirt for my birthday in August and have been looking at top patterns lately! Great timing : )

Foxphi@hotmail.com said...

I love this! Finally some non-baby sewing up ahead!
Amy
ajh15@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love the top, it is beautiful and looks so comfy!

Sally

Smatthews22@hotmail.com

Nettie's Blog said...

wit whooo...... that's my girl...did she get her looks from her mum?????
i will have to dust of the old photo albums and check it out....he he

Ana e os Viraventos said...

This is a great pattern! I would make one of this for me, that's for sure! Thanks for this opportunity! Ana

Bec said...

so excited, yay it's lovely xxx

Jennifer said...

would love to make something for me for a change!

Makayla said...

love it Tone, especially the modest neckline ;) Chels is a gorgeous model :)

Mary said...

Gosh. Beautiful, you have excelled yourself. I have the perfect bit of voile in my stash, fingers crossed it is long enough

Nell said...

looks gorgeous but I just never seem to feel good in clothes I make for myself! Might have to persevere in the school holidays?

Val Miller said...

Awesome blouse! I really love it. This is now on my to do list (and it's going to the top!).

Kate J said...

I'm just about to make the versatile wrap skirt and the honey blouse would match perfectly.

Anonymous said...

Hey Toni,
Even I would have a go at this one!!
Still waiting for you tp do some draw string pants for the summer.
Love Auntie Lorraine.
xxx

Anna said...

Yay!! Another MIP pattern for the collection!

Tas said...

Oh, I love this one. I am going on holidays soon. It would be a fabulous item to have in my wardrobe ;)

Vik said...

On my hands and knees - begging you - to pick my name for the giveaway!!!!!!!!

Jennyroo said...

oh oh oh, so pretty! I have the perfect fabric in my stash just waiting!!

Michelle said...

looks like a great pattern

sweeter than cupcakes said...

This looks like the perfect pattern to flatter a post maternity body. I'd love to give it a try. Great details!

Nicia said...

I want to win! Looks super pretty. nicia.esplin(at)gmail(dot)com.

thornberry said...

It's just what I've been looking for for spring/summer! I have the voile all ready and waiting. Pick me, please!

Anonymous said...

just what i need to hide my middle age spread :)
janine b

Mara said...

This is the pattern I've been looking for! Thank you!

SandyN said...

Wow...your new top is so me. I LOVE the design... I would LOVE to win...

Bronwyn said...

Love the very last photo of the antique sewer (machine not pretty lady lol!) What a lovely top!

nicobelle design said...

Wow, what a gorgeous blouse! Many you see for women are either daggy or a big twee - but THIS is PERFECT! Love it - well done, Toni!

Milly said...

It looks lovely. I'd love to win a copy of the pattern.

Carolyn said...

It looks fantastic, I would love to win a copy!

Mama Goose said...

I must have had some sort of premonition about this pattern when I purchased some Japanese Lawn last week - I had no idea what I was going to make with it, but now I know!

Selina said...

I adore this pattern. So lovely!

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

Please pop my name in the bucket.
Many thanks!
Jenny

Kirsten N said...

This looks like a gorgeous blouse for summer!

Pilgrim Days said...

this looks really great!

Anonymous said...

This top looks gorgeous and I can feel myself thinking I simply must try making it for myself. Now to choose the right fabric....
Mandy Hawkins
orana101@bigpond.com

Fabricgirl27 said...

I have recently returned from Japan and I purchase sooo much fabric, my husband nearly had a meltdown. Now I know exactly what I can use it for....The honey blouse!

Andrew & Beth said...

Love it!! Love the length & look - it is fantastic!

bec said...

Gorgeous top, it ticks all the boxes as a summer work blouse, so fingers crossed!

bec said...

rebeccabarrett35@gmail.com

Mia said...

Love the blouse. I'm only new to sewing and am looking for some great patterns so I can do some sewing for myself.

Cass said...

This looks fantastic, can't wait to give it a try

Kylie said...

Love it! Can see it for work, casual and going out wear- what a versatile pattern! Would love to win a copy!
Kylie
jandkturnbull@bigpond.com

Esther said...

I can see myself wearing this blouse. I hope I win :)

Thanks for the chance anyway!

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sagittmama said...

It looks so comfy and airy!

Judy said...

Gorgeous pattern definitely one for the girls. Congratulations on a job well done!!

fallen~from~grace said...

Oh My Toni, I adore this top! Well done!!!!

Erin Shakespear said...

That blouse is gorgeous. Absolutely fab. Great job! :)

Donna A said...

I love your blouse pattern. It is stunning. I would really love to win a copy.

Ange Moore said...

Oh this looks perfect for casual and classy dressing. Now that I'm home fulltime with baby #3 I need something that'll be flattering and cover the flabby baby tummy too!

Talima said...

Lovely top, very flattering and great choice of fabric.




talimaf@yahoo.co.uk

Cheryl-Anne said...

Perfect summer blouse! It went straight onto my sewing projects list!

Jayne said...

Simply LOVE the Honey Blouse. Now I'm thinking of all the gorgeous fabrics I could use making this. Another stunning pattern from MIP

AJ said...

Looks fantastic! Will have to find some time to make this for me!

Allison said...

Wow! another great pattern from you. What a lovely top it is gorgeous. If I dont win it I may very well have to buy it! Thanks for the opportunity.

Cindy said...

Another fantastic pattern. I can't wait to get a copy. Thanks for designing it Toni.
cinkay2000-craft@yahoo.com.au

frog cottage said...

Ohhh I want to be selfish and make one of these for myself :)
Love the new pattern :)

ali said...

this would be my first selfish sewing! i would LOVE that.

jakodai said...

I love this! It's the pattern I've been looking for!

littleladandlass said...

Wow love this. Would love to use the anna maria horner voile I have stashed away for this.

Virginia said...

I love the look of this blouse. I don't often sew for myself so I would love this pattern.
vgrimsey@netspace.net.au

Lima Bean said...

ooh, i would love to win a copy of this. it is beautiful. well done. limabeanhome at gmail.com

MadonnaDunn said...

Gah! Am I too late to enter!? Just catching up on blog reads after a hectic few days of holidays. I'd love to make one of these. As a Mummy of four my *ahem* tummy muscles aren't as taut as they used to be *ahem*!! This top looks like the perfect solution!! Please pick me!

Virginia said...

Wow it looks as gorgeous as the model!

Virginia said...

Wow it looks as gorgeous as the model!

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