Silk Habotai Print Peasant Blouse

“You look like you’re hiding from somebody back there!” exclaimed hubby.Peasant blouse made with brightly colored silk habotai fabric from Mood Fabrics.

“Do you seriously think I can hide from anyone in this wild silk habotai print from Mood Fabrics?”

This print was mine five seconds after I saw it online. What can I say? I love bold fabrics – all 62 inches of me!

Mood suggests making the silk into a kimono or caftan – ‘perfect for lounging poolside in Miami or Ibiza’. I can see myself wearing a beautiful caftan in my fantasy life one day, but in the meantime I wanted to bring this mix of vibrant colors into my everyday wardrobe.

Just look at this design!

Mood Fabrics silk habotai print

With such a bold print I selected a simple pattern to let the fabric speak for itself. New Look’s 6179 was one of the first patterns I made upon returning to sewing two years ago. The three gathered pattern pieces suited the soft drape of the lightweight fabric and the top is not overly full, giving it a flattering fit.

New Look sewing pattern 6179

The top is constructed with French seams and elastic bands finish the sleeves. I also ran elastic through the neckline with fabric ties attached on each side. After capping off the neck ties with gold beads, I proclaimed my peasant top completed!Peasant blouse made with brightly colored silk habotai fabric from Mood Fabrics.

An easy top ready for most anything other than playing a game of hide and seek :)

Peasant blouse made with brightly colored silk habotai fabric from Mood Fabrics.

Until soon !

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Comments


  • MB@YarnUiPhoneApp
    October 1, 2013

    I liked this fabric also….did I see it on someone’s mood board? Really dynamic.

    • Sarah Gunn
      October 1, 2013

      Give it a try! It’s fun to sew :)

  • oonaballoona
    October 1, 2013

    gorgeous print placement, lovely lady! it almost looks like there’s a yoke.

    • Sarah Gunn
      October 1, 2013

      It looks like a lot of things :) Very fun fabric!

  • Ginger
    October 1, 2013

    This is really cool! I thought the print lines were actually seam lines at first– what a neat effect!

    • Sarah Gunn
      October 1, 2013

      …… and what’s really miraculous is that the print matches up in the seam lines no matter what !

  • Lauren
    October 1, 2013

    I LOVE that print! You did a stellar job on the print placement here- the finished top looks much more complicated than the pattern actually is.

  • Sarah Gunn
    October 1, 2013

    Thanks, Lauren! I thought that too but its three pieces of fabric :)

  • Cissie
    October 1, 2013

    Sarah goes bold!!! You look great in this top. Nothing new there, of course.

  • Lori
    October 2, 2013

    Wonderful bold print, love your choice of pattern and the placement of the fabric design.

  • Amy
    October 2, 2013

    Wow! What a fabric! I think your choice of a simple blouse was perfect for showing off this bold print. Bravo!

    • Sarah Gunn
      October 2, 2013

      Thank you, Amy! Little time – big result :)

  • Lise Neely
    October 2, 2013

    This is beautiful! Wear it in good health!

  • Susan
    October 3, 2013

    Brilliant fabric and perfect pairing with that pattern. And I love the term “silk peasant blouse” hehe… :)

  • Sarah Gunn
    October 3, 2013

    Thanks Susan! I guess that is an oxymoron isn’t it? :)

  • Amanda S.
    October 16, 2013

    Very fun! I’m loving that yellow!