Friday, August 17, 2012

BBA Back to School Challenge - Boho Style

Each month the Blogging Business Artisans Team has a challenge, and this month's challenge theme is Back to School. To me, back to school meant the excitement of new classes, new notebooks, AND new clothes!!

During high school (back in the day) I sewed most of my own clothes. This made to order girls' peasant top is reminiscent of that 60s-70s era.  I never considered myself a true hippie, but I loved the look -- bell bottoms, beads, and peasant tops.

The peasant blouse pictured above features a retro-inspired mod floral print in shades of teal, chartreuse, and aqua.  Pair with jeans, capris or leggings for a fresh boho back to school look.  The 100% cotton voile fabric is from the Darling Clementine collection by Timeless Treasures.   

Voile is a  lightweight fabric – perfect for layering over camis, tank tops, or long-sleeved tees – or use it as a swimsuit cover up.  Cotton is a natural fiber that “breathes” – providing maximum comfort when worn.

The blouse pictured in the listing photos is a girls size 10, with long sleeves, elastic at the neckline and wrists, and a ruffled hem.   I used French seams for the inner seams -- no exposed edges.  

The blouse is made using a Tie Dye Diva Pattern:  and

LeAnn aka pasqueflower


  1. That is way too cute. You are seriosly talented!

  2. I LOVE the fabric. And that you can sew; remember those peasant blouses, and I bought a new one recently, hehe, but it's not off the shoulder like I remember 30 pounds and years ago.

  3. What fun fabric! This would go great with jeans for casual or a skirt for dressing up!

  4. Very Woodstock!!
    Love the colors and it's so nice that you used French seams -- really finishes it off neatly!

  5. I love the fabric and the design! What a fun top for back to school. When I was in high school (a very long time ago) I used to make all my clothes too.
    Everyday Inspired