DIY Sarong Blouse

sarongHere’s a quick simple blouse I was able to put together in less than an hour using a pre-loved sarong from my closet. I took advantage of the finished edges for the seams on the side and folded them in to make a width of 33 inches. Depending on your height, you cut your length. I’m short, so I made mine 46 inches plus an inch on seach side for the seam. What I cut off on the bottom of each end, I used as a sudo bias tape to sew around the collar.

After folding it in half, I cut out an opening for the neck. For the armholes, I just pinned and sewed two lines 10 inches down from the top to the bottom. Finish off the hem by folding in twice a 1/4 of an inch and sewing down.

Lunch Time Top

I recently saw a little girl in a top like this and my mind starting racing…  I can make that!  Gotta admit that my version was really not as nice as the one that the tween was sporting, but considering that it took me 1/2 an hour I am pretty pleased with it.  I literally just cut  rectangle.  Then made a snip at where the sleeves should be and sewed down the sides.  I finished up all the raw edges with self made bias tape (this is what took the longest).  The project probably would of gone better if my model was not so wriggly as I was trying to try it on her. But hey, we all know that models are difficult!  I’m calling it the lunch time top because you could really bang it out in the time that it would take you to put down a soup and sandwich.

The fabric that I used is from an old block print top of mine that had been stained. The fabric so pretty and soft that I could not stand to get rid of it.  This way I got rid of the stain and little miss get to get her boho on.

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For the ties I just braided some silk ribbon and and attached some little red beads on the end.

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