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Marthe… again!

Marthe and I had a rough start, last year. We kind of made peace with each other, but the truth is our friendship never really had a chance!

Today I’m happy to say, we are friends again! More than friends… I think it’s LOVE! <3

A few weeks ago, at my local fabric store, I came across a few remnant fabrics. I wasn’t particularly fond of that type of fabric, which I believe is some sort of crepe, but the colours were very appealing. So I bought them, as one does! Put them away and didn’t give it another thought. Until, last week, when I came across this image. Now you see where I’m going with this!Marthe_colorblock-01

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The two colours were perfect together! I love me some color-blocking! 😀

This time around, everything went smoothly. Even the gathers turned out almost perfect!I also decided, after reading this post from Fatima, to take things slow and really enjoy the sewing. I’m always in such a rush to finish, that there’s always mistakes to be made.

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Again, I added french seams. It looks as pretty on the inside as it does on the outside.

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The only thing missing is an exposed zipper. Guess I’ll have to make another one! 😉

16 Comments
  • Mie

    March 2, 2016 at 7:24 pm Reply

    Seriously SO good!! I really need this pattern in my life! Amazing! The two colors together are soon good!

    • Diana

      March 2, 2016 at 8:52 pm Reply

      Thanks Mie! Go for it. Can’t wait to see what you do with it! 😀

  • Celina

    March 2, 2016 at 7:28 pm Reply

    This is really lovely! Great colour combinations. Just perfect!

    • Diana

      March 2, 2016 at 8:51 pm Reply

      Thanks Celina! 🙂

  • Andreia Salgueiro

    March 2, 2016 at 7:58 pm Reply

    Love that you made peace with it haha you have every reasons to love it it´s perfect!

    • Diana

      March 2, 2016 at 8:50 pm Reply

      Thanks Andreia! You’re the Marthe expert now! Hahaha…

  • With Love - by Eva

    March 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm Reply

    The back is so surprising!

    • Diana

      March 2, 2016 at 8:47 pm Reply

      Thanks Eva! 🙂

  • Emi

    March 3, 2016 at 4:36 am Reply

    Love this! Great color combination. You make me want to sew this one, too!!

    • Diana

      March 3, 2016 at 8:38 am Reply

      Thanks Emi! <3

  • Rita @ The Bag of the Unexpected

    March 3, 2016 at 2:03 pm Reply

    You are the first person that makes me want to have this pattern… I’ve always liked it but there’s something about it that i don’t know… But this one is top! And it really suits you! You owe me 8 Eur now! LOL

    • Diana

      March 3, 2016 at 4:44 pm Reply

      I’ll buy you fabric next time we go together to Feira dos Tecidos! 😀

  • Patricia Brissos

    March 3, 2016 at 3:44 pm Reply

    Vá lá! My birthday is in July but i’ve been a very nice friend! 😉 ah ah ah ah <3 you know I love it!

    • Diana

      March 3, 2016 at 4:42 pm Reply

      Vou pensar na tua proposta! Hahaha… 😀

  • Ana Sofia

    March 7, 2016 at 9:44 am Reply

    Wow 😉
    Looks gorgeous on you!
    I love that you gave it such a nice uplift to this blouse – it’s modern and really suits you. Love it <3

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