Friday, October 2, 2015

FO: Eclair Blouse by Gracious Threads (and GIVEAWAY)

Well I am still alive I just haven't been blogging (to state the obvious).  I have been crafting a bit and will catch up on a few things over the next few weeks but for now I want to share with you all this fabulous new pattern release from Jess at Gracious Threads.  I fell in love with this lovely summer top when I saw the pics, so nice to see something with a point of difference and I love the exposed zipper.
The Eclair Blouse is a woven summer top with exposed zip and bias facing at neck, armholes and hem.  It is fitted through the waist and has cute side vents at the hem which allow for easy movement even with the slightly longer length.
I let Miss M choose the fabric and I think it came out really cute.
The exposed zip and bias facings make this a pattern recommended as intermediate but I found the notes in the pattern very clear to follow and there is a link to a video to help with the zip.  I love that the zip has a zip guard as well to stop making any contact with the skin.
For Miss M, I made the size 3 with 5 length and the fit is spot on!  Fitted but not tight, and she loves it.  I love the modest length over leggings and the curved hem, total cuteness.

To celebrate this new release I have a copy of this pattern to give away.  Simply comment below with your favourite feature of the pattern and who you would love to make one for (and don't forget your email address so I can contact the winner), and I will draw a winner via at 8pm on October 9th.  

In the meantime if you can't wait then go and buy it here and check out all the other awesome patterns Jess has on offer :-)


  1. I love the look of the exposed zipper!!!

  2. I love the exposed zip and the little cap sleeves. I can think of a few little girls in my life who would fall in love with this to. But especially my 8 year old sister in law who has been a little left out with a lot of my patterns not going up to her size. My email address is

  3. I would make this for my daughter(5yo). I love the exposed zip and curved hem!

  4. exposed zip, friends daughter, its so cute and fresh for summer

  5. Definitely the exposed zip, especially now you can get some super funky zips :) I would make them for my daughter and niece (she lives in another country so it's my sister and my way of staying connected by matching out girls with homemade outfits) and as gifts.

  6. Hiya,
    What a great pattern!!!
    I like the way the zip is put on and the sleeves too :)
    If I won,I will see 4 of them for my daughters who are 4 and 8,for my niece who is 5 and will be visiting over for christmas holidays.And last one for my daughter's friend/neighbour :)
    Cross fingers I won lol :)
    Kind regards,
    Marie x

  7. I love the length, the vents and the sleeves - great for a Kiwi summer.

  8. Love this!! So keen to try it out for my wee girl who loves zips!
    Can't log in :(
    Sarah Goodin

  9. Love the exposed zip and the cute sleves

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  10. I love it all!! The sleeves are very cute 😉

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  12. The winner of the prize draw was #5 congrats Jenny :-)