Cropped Hawthorn Blouse for OWOP 2014


Eeeeep, happy OWOP (One Week, One Pattern) everyone! I'm attempting to get through the whole week wearing five versions of Colette Patterns' Hawthorn. Three of which you've already seen and two of which are brand new for the occasion. I won't be blogging each day, but I will be sharing my outfits daily on Twitter, with a round-up of them all at the end of the week.

I do have one of my new Hawthorns to show you today though, which was also my Day 1 outfit! I followed this nifty tutorial for making a cropped blouse and I really like it! I only wish I had washboard abs to wear it 'properly', but I'm loving it layered up for now.


I just about managed to squeeze this out of less than a yard of vintage fabric. I bought it ages ago on Etsy and was beginning to give up hope of finding something suitable to make with it due to the yardage. I'm so happy I managed it, the two are a match made in heaven. I even found the perfect vintage buttons for it in my stash. Don't you love it when everything comes together so effortlessly?



There's nothing really to say on fit and construction that I haven't already covered here or that the tutorial doesn't go into. What I can say though is that I particularly adore how this cropped Hawthorn blouse nips the waist in. It makes mine look seriously small (please ignore the junk in the trunk) and I can seriously get down with any clothing that does that.  



How are you getting on with OWOP so far?

55 comments:

  1. It is SO delicate - really beautiful. Looking forward to seeing the others.

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  2. This top is so so cute and you look amazing in it!

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  3. Such a beautiful fabric and gorgeous buttons!

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  4. Oh I've not seen a cropped version of this before. This is very pretty, the fabric is lovely.

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    1. Thanks! I think it works really well as a cropped top!

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  5. Oh that is so cute! Looks lovely on you.

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  6. That is adorable! I love seeing how people hack dresses into tops (sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't--yours works).

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    1. Thanks Carlee, so pleased you think so!

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  7. Very cute as a cropped top and great fit.

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  8. lovely! and look at tha topstitching!!

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    1. Not my best top stitching to be honest, but I still love the top ;p

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  9. That looks stunning on you and definitely a great shape!

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  10. Oh I love this. My favourite kind of blouse. So flattering and pretty x

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  11. So pretty! And who needs Abs when you have a lovely pronounced waist like yours?! You're looping gorgeous like always :)

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    1. Could I have both please?!? Hehe! Thanks :o)

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  12. WOW - this is a fantastic version of the Hawthorn! And it is SUPER flattering, honestly Marie, how teeny tiny is your waist?!!!

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  13. This is really lovely. Looks very pretty on you. Your buttonholes are so neat!

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  14. Very beautiful blouse and the whole look!!

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  15. Wow the cropped variation and the fabric make a perfect match! I love this.. it looks amazing on too :-)

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  16. This is lovely, Marie! An excellent use of your vintage fabric.

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  17. Well this is just smashing! Nice pattern hack and your waist looks teeny tiny!

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    1. Thanks Amanda...it's all a brilliant illusion :p

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  18. This is really, really cute! What a great idea- this looks awesome paired with your skirt!

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    1. Thanks Sonja! I'm wearing it over a dress actually, so I'm super pleased that it works in that way!

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  19. Washboard abs - smahshboard abs!! You look like a stone cold fox! Holy hourglass figure lady! This is an amazing pattern hack! Love the crossover buttons at the bottom.

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    1. Ahahaha, thanks SO much Sallie...you're the acest!

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  20. It's a gorgeous top, I love your fabric! You look amazing in it :)

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  21. This is a great Hawthorn hack. The fabric is divine and is shown in all its glory with the plain skirt.

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  22. I love your cropped Hawthorn blouse! The fabric is lush! x

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  23. What a gorgeous blouse! Love your hack and that fabric, Marie :)

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  24. I've just found your blog and I think its amazing! So glad to have found you! :)

    Jenny

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    1. Aaaaw, thanks so much Jenny...thanks so much for stopping by!

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  25. Love at first sight! I love the Hawthorn pattern, I think it is perfect for women with curves (like me) and it is so flattering. And I am ever more in love with your own version a a cropped top with a vintage twist.

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    1. High five fellow curvy lady ;o) Thanks for your kind words!

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  26. soooo pretty! and this fabric!

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  27. Oh this blouse is so beautiful! I really like the pattern of the fabric and you've done an outstanding job! Kathy

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