The Classic Airelle…

July 21, 2013
I’ve finished my first version of the beautiful Airelle Blouse from Deer&Doe – my first time using one of Eleanor’s patterns. My sister gave me this pattern for my birthday (along with the Belladone dress which I’m half way through!) and it’s really such a lovely pattern to work with.
While it’s not a vintage pattern, it definitely has that vibe about it with the lovely collar and loose fitting sleeves.
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I found a beautiful, light textured cotton voile for the body of the blouse. As I really didn’t want to use a plain white cotton, nor did I want anything too pretty, this fabric fit the bill. It has a lovely fine stripe throughout the weave which adds some interest, while not being too overwhelming.

I chose a black polished cotton for the collar, cuffs and inseam piping. The polished cotton makes the finished blouse a little more fancy than a plain matt cotton would, while also adding to the subtle texture of the voile.

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For more pictures and construction details check out my blog Jennifer Lauren Vintage.

Oooh, what a deliciously lovely pattern! Seriously guys, you need to get this pattern toot sweet if you don’t already have it. It’s the perfect beginners pattern, but as there is so much scope for adding your own touch, intermediate and advanced sewers won’t be disappointed either.

I’ll also have some tutorials coming up on how to make and insert inseam piping and how to do French Seams like I’ve done with this blouse 🙂


  1. This is great – love the classic black and white combination you used, it indeed looks very elegant! The close-up shots of the white fabric make it’s texture look lovely too 🙂

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