For Robin Her Chinese Silk Blouse Vogue V8515 Very Easy Vogue


Thought I had better update and add a picture of the pattern I am using, it is a Vogue Very Easy pattern number V8515 and yes it is very easy, with sleeves that are turned under four inches and I can not wait to make myself one up after all my other UFO’s are finished.

My partners mother asked me to make her a blouse from some beautiful Chinese silk that she had, of course I said yes, little knowing that it was going to be great fun trying to fit the pattern on such a narrow piece.

I had to take into account the one way nap also so it was face up and piece by piece, I love the way it looks now I have cut it out. IMAG0279 IMAG0280

As yo can see from above it was a jigsaw with nothing left over at the end.

I will up date this as I have sewn it all together.

IMAG0480Okay the blouse is nearly done, has a mandarin collar to do and buttons ( and yes a bad photo, on purpose, do not want to spoil the surprise for a special lady, with her seeing too much detail yet)…..

IMAG0496Tis getting closer to finish as I had a spare 20 minutes today uninterrupted, by child, dog or cat, was lovely.

IMAG0496Button whole time….

Oh no! button hole for machine and fabric not in love any more, must do by hand..

IMAG0501And a few hours later (well chatting whilst doing) eight button holes are done and buttons placed all complete.


All done, now to send it down to Albany to be worn, it has enough space to have a top underneath and a jacket over top.

I do like the collar and the cuffs on the sleeves can be turned back as they are turned under roughly four inches, gives thoughts for the next one and a different fabric inside.

Enjoy your blouse Robin….


6 thoughts on “For Robin Her Chinese Silk Blouse Vogue V8515 Very Easy Vogue

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  2. mysands

    good luck with this blouse , I have found it is always a good idea to sew the seams on chinese brocade with a slightly smaller stitch and then to overlock them before ironing them down the way you want the seams to lay . The fabric absolutely looooves to fray !!! A light ironing with a Rajah cloth also helps


      1. mysands

        good luck with the move ,we hope to be doing the same soon so I’m getting my ufo’s done so I can start fresh at the new place


      2. mysands

        Back to albany , Its time for many reasons for us , I was starting to get through the ufo’s but another new one seems to be replacing the ones I finish!


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