Estate Sale Blue Blouse GROSGRAIN GIVEAWAY!!!! CLOSED.

January 13, 2010

I saw this fabric at the JoAnns and couldn't resist. It was my favorite color, cornflower blue or "estate sale" blue. At the time, I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with it but I knew that whatever it was it would be modern and stylish.


Since, I had no intention of making another maternity dress I opted for a top for Molly. Plus the fabric was kind of expensive so I could only afford one yard.


The collar of this top can be worn either up or down. When worn up the look is very couth. In the photos it is folded down. The back of this blouse has one wood colored button at the top so it is open down the back, sort of like a smock. I put a white ballerina's leotard on Molly underneath the blouse.


You may not be able to tell from the photos but the bottom of the sleeves are bell shaped with a small gather below the elbow.


The pattern and cropped look seemed very 'french' to me. I imagined if I went to Paris I'd see little toddlers carrying red balloons in tops like this.


I wish I had taken more pictures of her shoes. They were just perfect for this little outfit, navy blue with little white bows and white trim. I bought them at the Salvation Army but originally they were from Baby Gap. Since they are dressy, with the cold weather I haven't had much of a reason to have her wear them but they were quite a thrift store find!


Molly enjoyed dancing in the little top and jumping up and down which caused her hair to come undone. I tried to pull it back in a cute little ponytail but her bangs kept falling in her eyes. Her hair is in this in between stage where there is almost nothing I can do to make it look neat. I might break down and have her bangs cut but I'd like to try and keep everything long.



Some people said it looks sort of like a backwards jacket and I happily agree! I think I've subconsciously always liked the look of backwards painting smocks. I couldn't quite put my finger on it but there it is! I should have called it the Petite French Painter's Smock Blouse.


You may have noticed that my posting has become a little sparse at times. I still manage to post every weekday but obviously I'm very close to the end of this pregnancy. I could not be happier! I'm super uncomfortable in many, many ways. I don't remember being this uncomfortable with either of my other two children. I'm actually looking forward to post-surgery.



Speaking of that, I am scheduled for a c-section next Thursday. So for a while I will be recovering. But I will try to be scheduling posts in that time so please stop by for sewing and fashion goodness.




Many of you said that you would like to enter more giveaways, but have various issues with linking. Of course, I want anyone that is interested in entering a giveaway to be able to do so.


Therefore, from now on, giveaways can be entered in three ways:

1) By linking (to your blog, facebook, myspace, or any other site)


2) By leaving a comment without a link or

3) By linking and leaving a comment (this will be worth 2 entries which will better your chances of winning). Find more info under the FAQ page.

If you are leaving a link just use the 'create a link' at the bottom of this post or simply creating a post on your blog and including
this link.


If you use blogger just use the "create a link" link at the bottom of this post. If you don't use blogger, that's fine too. Just create a link on your page as you normally would and I will see it using Technorati.



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66 {comments}:

lin3arossa said... Best Blogger Tips

This blouse is beautiful. Count me in, please!
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andrea said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so cute...love it!

bethany said... Best Blogger Tips

I would love to win this!

Lisa said... Best Blogger Tips

I love it! That is a really great fabric :)

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said... Best Blogger Tips

Totally cute and oh my goodness, next Thursday??? I knew it must be coming up soon but I didn't realize how soon. Guess I won't be seeing you at MOMents for a bit. I'd love to bring you a meal if you'd like! Blessings!!!

Moriah said... Best Blogger Tips

OOOOO!!! I entered!! I love it!!

Moriah said... Best Blogger Tips

I linked!

leigh7911 said... Best Blogger Tips

This is an amazingly adorable top. Best of luck for next Thursday!

Joyce said... Best Blogger Tips

adorable. best of luck next thursday.

Kristen said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE this blouse! So adorable and modern! I linked here: cornerofcreation.blogspot.com

Hope all goes well on Thursday!

Jenny said... Best Blogger Tips

Linked to my blog! Good luck with your c-section! Congratulations in advance!

everyday inspirations said... Best Blogger Tips

C'est tres chic! Count me in for this one!!!

Best of luck to you next Thursday - we'll all be thinking of you and sending our positive vibes your way :)

Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it! Good luck next Thursday. :)

nicoleslack said... Best Blogger Tips

It kinda looks like a backwards jacket- albeit a very cute one

Mr. and Mrs. Pike said... Best Blogger Tips

please count me in! it's such a cute top!

also now knowing that you are having your baby next week, i must tell you that you look so good in your betty draper dress. i was looking pretty swollen by that point. good luck with the delivery and recovery!

Mr. and Mrs. Pike said... Best Blogger Tips

please count me in!

berrygirl--Jaime said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it.

linked on fb

themodernplum.blogspot.com said... Best Blogger Tips

This is the first time I have ever left a comment...I am just getting my own blog started and am learning to sew. I love your blog and hope that some day I will have one up and running that is equally inspirational! Thanks for that, and hopefully I will win a give away some day. Hope the C surgery goes well.

moriah at themodernplum.blogspot.com

Brittney said... Best Blogger Tips

My girl would love that top! Or at least I would love her in it!

Farrah said... Best Blogger Tips

Adorable! Love it!

kentuckymommy said... Best Blogger Tips

My Bethany would love how girly this set is......and we are excited for you to get to meet your little one!

Marlena said... Best Blogger Tips

I loved this one. The fabric and the style. I am hopeful but I never won one of this thigs.

Ann On and On... said... Best Blogger Tips

That is just adorable! Count me in!! amerskine@hotmail.com

Nuts To You! said... Best Blogger Tips

This is too sweet! I love cornflower blue as well:)

Mandy said... Best Blogger Tips

How lovely! Yes, you are absolutely right about this being perfect for Paris! My 2.5 year-old would look darling in this. And, best of luck for Thursday! I bet you and your family are exctied to finally meet the newest little addition -- and, she is bound to be super adorable just like the other two! Congrats!

Kimberly said... Best Blogger Tips

How pretty! I would love a chance to win!

Erin said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this! It almost looks like it can be turned around and worn as a jacket too.

The Sewing Dork said... Best Blogger Tips

I love love love your design! Brilliant!

Cristina HW said... Best Blogger Tips

oh! MY first giveaway entry! this is adorable! Good luck with your delivery!

berrygirl--Jaime said... Best Blogger Tips

Good luck with your c section! I know how it feels to be so uncomfortably pregnant!

I'm so impressed with your designing skills.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said... Best Blogger Tips

Adorable and perfect for the chic toddler!

neeza said... Best Blogger Tips

i wanna join :-)

luvsew.blogspot.com

~neeza

Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said... Best Blogger Tips

This is SOOO cute! I love it--you do amazing work !
Sarah M

Leah said... Best Blogger Tips

I linked. And I really love this shirt and the color is great.
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heather said... Best Blogger Tips

That is so beautiful! I love that rich blue.

Jessie said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE!
I also created a link on my blog.
Thanks mama!

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

This is THE most adorable little lady's blouse I have ever laid eyes on! Thanks for such a great little giveaway! Best of luck with your new little love!

Khinna said... Best Blogger Tips

I never know if I ever do this right. However, I would love love LOVE to see this on my daughter.

Myshell said... Best Blogger Tips

Super Cute! Linked up...

Chocokate said... Best Blogger Tips

soooo darling!

kdalomia said... Best Blogger Tips

SO CUTE!! I love it!! Linked!

Stefania said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW! I love it!

kerstin said... Best Blogger Tips

you have always so inspiring ideas, thank you love it.And good luck for thursday!!

the shark said... Best Blogger Tips

I love it!

Diane... said... Best Blogger Tips

this would look darling on my granddaughter!

twrightgirl said... Best Blogger Tips

this is just gorgeous!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so cute!!! I ♥ it!!! Please count me in the giveaway!!

Thanks

Gladys

gladys_appleton@yahoo.com

Jill said... Best Blogger Tips

oh wow I love that fabric! (off to joann's!....)
Jill @ boobearybinks.blogspot.com

bori said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely cute little piece!

Mark and Amber said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, How I would love to have this for my nina!
Love your work!

embaby said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute! God Bless and all the best for your delivery!

Jinii said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my I am in love with this outfit!

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips

This blouse is so pretty!

Elizabeth said... Best Blogger Tips

Aww...so adorable!! My little girl would look great in this!

Elizabeth said... Best Blogger Tips

Aww...it's so adorable! My little girl would look so cute in this!!

Elizabeth said... Best Blogger Tips

Aww...so adorable!! My little girl would look so cute in this!

Valerie said... Best Blogger Tips

My little girl would look so cute in this!

moosie said... Best Blogger Tips

super cute! blogged here fernadele.com

cass said... Best Blogger Tips

so so so cute, and how perfect seeing as how i live in france to have a french painters smock!
alexandramongno(at)gmail(dot)com

Janae said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE this!

vmsb said... Best Blogger Tips

sew cute! thanks for 2 chances to win!!

Rachael said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this shirt, and think it would look lovely on my blue-eyed Esther.

Megan said... Best Blogger Tips

so cute! i love that blue -- especially paired with the yellow button.

Talia's travel blog said... Best Blogger Tips

I love, love, love this top! Will you post a tutorial on how to make it?

taliastravelblog (at) gmail

Sara said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect, perfect. Shape, fabric - everything is great.

Dawn said... Best Blogger Tips

I just can't believe how cute this is! I wish it came in my size. :)

http://sunshinedawn80.blogspot.com/2010/03/estate-sale-blue-blouse-grosgrain.html

 
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