Completed: A Chambray La Sylphide – AND THE BOMBSHELL WINNER

17 Jun

OMG you guys. I am so backed up with posting finished garments… this top is from TWO WEEKS ago. Woof.

Chambray La Sylphide

This is the La Sylphide from Papercut Patterns. I know, I keep meaning to make the dress version – it’s so pretty and floaty on the pattern picture, ahhh! – but this damn top keeps seducing me with it’s own version of awesome.

Chambray La Sylphide

This is pretty similar to my Dude’d Up La Sylphide – I sewed a size XS, took 1″ out of the back and no other alterations. The sleeves are just rolled up in these pictures, btw.

Chambray La Sylphide

The fabric is a chambray from – who else? – Mood Fabrics, which I bought while I was in New York. They have a lot of chambrays there and while I almost picked a gorgeous sateen-esque chambray that had just come in from some designer, I ended up with the more muted one because I wanted my shirt to be a little more rugged. Also, it was cheaper by like $2, ha.

Chambray La Sylphide

Ok, CONFESSION TIME: I TOTALLY stole this idea (for a chambray La Sylphide) from my friend Colleen, who suggested it first. Although, to be fair, she also voted pearl snaps – and this one just has grey buttons that I had in my stash. So, while not a 100% idea rip, it’s still an idea rip and I’m sorry.

Chambray La Sylphide

Also, I just realized I really need to repress the tips of those bust darts. HIIII.

Chambray La Sylphide

I wasn’t expecting to be able to wear this top with these linen shorts, but I actually quite like it.

Chambray La Sylphide

I really love this pattern because the top looks just as good with the peplum tucked, as you saw during Me Made May. As much as I love the peplum, sometimes an outfit just doesn’t work with it – like the Kelly skirt. Too much flare going on! And as much as I love making and hoarding clothes, I don’t need two chambray shirts… so I’m ok to let this one do double-duty.

Chambray La Sylphide

And I guess that’s it for this post.

OH WAIT NO IT’S NOT!!! We have a Bombshell winner! There were 354 total comments (my most commented-on post EVER, thanks guys haha), but I had to pull a few out for dupes/replies/no entries.

It landed on my lucky number! GOOOOOO 7!!!!

… Which makes our winner Joanne!
Joanne, I think this pattern will work out for you a lot better 🙂 And I want to see that neon floral fabric, because it sounds awesomeeee.

Thanks to everyone who entered! The pattern is available on Etsy for those who did not win. Don’t forget to join the Sewalong, it starts today! I can’t wait to see everyone’s Bombshells! 🙂


33 Responses to “Completed: A Chambray La Sylphide – AND THE BOMBSHELL WINNER”

  1. maddie June 17, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    Great top. It will be very versatile in summer. What I love most are the angle of the bust darts – very flattering and feminine

  2. Sarah W. June 17, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

    I love chambray!

  3. Kimberly June 17, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

    Congrats to Joanne!
    I ❤ how this La Sylphide turned out! Super cute!

  4. Lori June 17, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

    Love this top, chambray is such a winner and I was so surprised to read you had purchased the fabric while on your trip to Mood! It does look great and you will wear it so many ways.

  5. Lizzy June 17, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    Very pretty blouse!

  6. Portia June 17, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

    You’ve turned me on to Papercut Patterns since your Refashioners post. Hadn’t heard of them before that. I’m after their Pleated Pants pattern but every time I check the site it’s out of stock, aaargh!
    Love the dart placement on this top though. Super cute!

  7. Fiona Parker June 17, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

    I love this pattern so much! I’ve made the blouse once and have plans for more as well as the dress and skirt separately! Looks really cute with your shorts

  8. missparayim June 17, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    This is really cute!!! Tell me more about getting those bust darts to behave. My side and back darts are usually fine, but the ones at the waist kill me! I guess it’s because they’re wider.

  9. gingermakes June 17, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    Really cute! I love this!

  10. carlalissa June 17, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    Awesome shirt!!!

  11. lucysb June 17, 2013 at 3:02 pm #

    This is gorgeous, what a great fit.

  12. Roxy June 17, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

    Gorgeous! Love it!!!

  13. Haylee June 17, 2013 at 6:11 pm #

    7 is my lucky number too! Or favorite at least, I don’t know if it’s ever brought me any luck now that I think about it. Congrats to Joanne!
    Also that top is gorgeous Lauren! I love the chambray so much.

  14. Juli June 17, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    Oh my gosh, I am so backed up posting finished garments too… it’s starting to drive me a little nuts, haha! Anyway, I love your chambray version of the La Sylphide! Admittedly, I wasn’t too into chambray until last year, but now I’m like, omg it goes with so much stuff! And it’s actually really versatile. And… your peplum version is just perfect. 🙂

  15. Colleen June 17, 2013 at 10:32 pm #

    I am going chambray crazy and this isn’t helping. It’s URGING me. Is it soft and drapey????

    • LLADYBIRD June 18, 2013 at 8:55 am #

      It’s not very drapey (you can see how much body the bow has!), but it is definitely a nice soft cotton!

  16. beckyjopdx June 18, 2013 at 12:03 am #

    you are so darn cute! ok, so you may hate me for this, whatever. every time I read your blog, I remember this one night, years ago, The Ettes were playing PDX on Valentine’s Day, so the show was totally dead, and I got to sit and chat up Coco for hours and fan-out on The Oblivians with her. Was a great night. Your Tennessee-isms, cuteness and GTFO attitude just remind me of fun times. 😀

    • LLADYBIRD June 18, 2013 at 8:56 am #

      Hahaha I actually have no idea who the Ettes are! But hey, always happy to remind someone of fun times 😀

  17. Justine/ Sew country chick June 18, 2013 at 12:12 am #

    That is SO cute. you have a darling figure!

  18. beckyjopdx June 18, 2013 at 12:18 am #

    PS, I am cutting out the Miette AND bought some RK linen/denim to make it in. It’s your fault.

  19. Li Ann June 18, 2013 at 3:11 am #

    How random, I have just finished my own La Sylphide dress! and love it!! I was totally inspired by your first plaid shirt by the way. I love your blog Lauren, great work as always!

  20. Bec Stitches June 18, 2013 at 3:23 am #

    Love it, its adorable 🙂

  21. Kessem June 18, 2013 at 3:53 am #

    I love to see your take on this blouse with chambray. So cute!
    Why the fuck does it cost 30 bucks though? um hello?

    • LLADYBIRD June 18, 2013 at 8:58 am #

      That’s NZD dollars; if you convert the currency to USD (I’m assuming you’re in ‘Merica here), it’s $24. This puts it closer to the cost of other indie patterns, esp since the shipping is freeeeee

  22. Kim June 18, 2013 at 9:36 am #

    Very cool top! I love the look of the chambray. You found some awesome fabrics while in New York!

  23. Rose June 18, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    What a great summer shrt! I know that you will wear it a lot this summer. Congratulations, Joanne! I’ll be buying mine. It looks like a great swimsuit.

  24. Jo June 19, 2013 at 12:39 am #

    I would have never have thought to pair chambray with this design… but it is totally cool! It takes down the cuteness of the design to more casual and cool. 😀

  25. milenasews June 19, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    Lovely top, the rugged chambray balances out the feminine cut of the pattern. You’re really churning them out there, I wish I was as productive a seamstress as you are!

  26. Stephanie | Mabel Makes June 19, 2013 at 5:40 pm #

    I love chambray and the girly bow really looks great with the tougher fabric. You’re really churning them out! Unfortunately I’m so busy in work at the moment 😦 I wish I could be as productive!

  27. missjoiedevivre July 17, 2013 at 9:20 pm #

    I like the combination of chambray and sweet design, great idea! This looks fantastic on you, like everything does. Very beautiful.


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