Bellini #1


This is the Bellini blouse from Capital Chic Patterns and is the first I’ve made. But it won’t be the last!


I have to say that I  love this blouse and this love is going to be exhibited by showing you a gazillion different views of it. The news of the day was being upgraded to the Presidential Suite at the hotel. So funny, it has so many rooms over two levels that Mark and I kept getting lost. It is also seriously inconvenient, but I’m not whinging about the luxury. Here I am trying to look regal but note that I have left a button undone which tends to ruin the whole effect (not to mention the black feet from where my leather sandals bled all over me when they got wet!).


Gorgeous views are par for the course.DSC00274



I spent a wonderful afternoon pretending to not buy fabric with Belinda from the Stashbusters Anonymous group aka Stashbusting Sewalong 2014. Belinda lives in Singapore and so knows where to go to buy gorgeous things to do with sewing. Here we are generously donating packets of fabric to a shop. We didn’t buy a thing – honest! I just wanted to give you a shot of the blouse in action…


After a wonderful afternoon of making a new friend – and I shall be blogging my Singapore sewing shopping sojourn (ah, the alliteration makes me swoon!), so don’t fret – Mark and I did our evening walk round the water and I managed to get some more shots DSC00281   DSC00293 DSC00294

Aren’t the sleeves gorgeous? The shape of the blouse is really lovely.DSC00299

OK, enough already. I need to say that this blouse is beautifully designed. Every piece fits together perfectly and this was a pretty easy make. I wasn’t sure of the sizing so I was considering this to be a muslin. The whole time I was making it I was thinking that it wasn’t going to fit me, it looked so small, but really it’s a kind of tardis because my body fitted into it no problems at all.

As mentioned earlier, I have plans for a few more of these in my life. I think this style can be casual or a bit more corporate (not that I do corporate any more) and I am looking forward to wearing this particular blouse with lots of things in my wardrobe.

The details are: Bellini blouse from Capital Chic patterns made from a really nice Japanese cotton lawn that I bought on sale at Spotlight (so cheap they were almost paying me to take it away). The buttons are stashbusted and are really nice vintagey ones from Buttonmania in Melbourne. I am wearing it with my self-drafted skirt, which I really made for this trip but then wore beforehand. Setting is Singapore.

I have to give you one more photo. How pretty is Singapore at night?DSC00301



12 thoughts on “Bellini #1

  1. Haven’t been to Singapore for years but looks like its worth a visit. As for your top I love the colours. Look forward to seeing what other treasures you have brought at the fabric shop!

  2. We were in Singapore three weeks ago! Didn’t get a Presidential Suite upgrade though. Blouse and Singapore look gorgeous.

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