The May Margo inspiration continues with this sleeveless summer Margo Blouse made from Liberty lawn. I'm always grabbing for sleeveless tops in my closet in the morning (it's usually so hot here) so I'm always looking to add more options. The Margo Blouse is a great option without sleeves and since I only had a tiny bit of this lovely Liberty print, I knew I had to get creative. I eeked this blouse out of 1 1/4 yards!
A while back I made this Margo hack from some scraps I had in my stash from other projects. Some were quite small but I knew I could adjust the yoke and the bodice to fit even the smallest pieces. I raised the yoke and added a split in it, left off the sleeves and added a ruffle instead. Turns out, I wear this blouse all the time. I have all the details here if you'd like to read about it.
On this version I used the pattern just as before and added vintage lace on the front placket.
I've had these "buttons" in for a long time and I've never known what to do with them since they aren't functional but they are really pretty. This is the perfect project since I don't need the buttons to close but did want something else to make it special. Please take note...the card says they were 29 cents! They really are vintage.
The weather is getting hot here so I've already worn this a lot with jeans and with blue Coffeehouse Pants. I have another Margo in the works...this time in a pretty gauze. Stay tuned!
Hi! I'm Diane, a wife, mom, sewing teacher and pattern designer from sunny Southern California. I share my sewing adventures here on the Blue Dot Blog formerly Gatorbunnysews. For more info click here.