FINISHED! la brune de childhood treasures

It's quite the sprint to finish blogging all my finished makes before the end of the year! Today is another Liberty of London make, also in fabric from Ava and Neve. This time Childhood Treasures. I'm not sure which collection this design is from (SS15?)  but it has a wonderful decoupage pattern with the cute addition of butterflys and dragonflys.
I originally bought this fabric to make another Marthe, but I have also fallen in love with another French pattern design company, Delphine et Morissette and couldn't resist making their fantastic la brune. 
I loved this pattern as soon as I saw it on instagram. But after seeing this one by Julie and this one by Dessine Moi un Patron (who by the way has also amazing patterns, especially this blouse and combinasion which I will definitely be making in the new year) I was completely sold and am now wondering if and when I might have an occasion to make a copy cat pierre la lune version.
The instructions are in French and to buy the pdf you need to send a message via the contact box and the pdf and a paypal invoice is sent to you. The pattern comes together well and despite only limited instructions in the pdf, there is a photo step by step guide on the blog, which I used particularly for the 'wings'.  For hemming the wings, the photos show overlocked edges but I used did tiny little hems which look great.
The blouse is quite long and I took about 2 inches off the bottom, although in contrast I found the sleeves quite short. I did the bare minimum hemming on the sleeves, but next time I will add an inch onto them.

The first time I wore this blouse, I felt like the wings were 'extravagant' and was initially a bit self conscious about them. But then I just lifted my head and owned them.  Now, I adore them and want more such blouses in my wardrobe. Viva la brune!

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