Upcycled Blouse

Two posts happening in rapid succession here; I held off from posting about one garment because the other was complimentary.

I’ve been making an under bust corset in peacock colours and needed a blouse to go underneath.   I found this one at a local second hand store.  The colour was absolutely perfect, but all those wrap-around ties were awful.


It was a fairly easy job to cut the ties off and square the front so that I could add some buttons.   I then discovered that my local spotlight store no longer stocks a wide range of buttons.   Aargh.   Some lovely sewing friends on Facebook pointed me in the direction of  the wonderful Fabric Cave in Meadowbank, Sydney (more on them later) where I found the perfect buttons. Voila – new shirt.

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And it looks perfect under my new corset.