Sunday, February 22, 2009

Summer Blouse

Good morning! I have another summer project to share. The pattern is Simplicity 3789. Before starting I did not take into account that, while most patterns run quite large, Simplicity does not. So-o, I cut out a 14, like usual, put it together and it was too big. I took it apart, cut it down to a 12 and put it together again. Still too big. Took it apart and left it for a while. I came back to it later, cut it down to a 10 and just made it. Yep, that's right, didn't try it on or anything, just did it. But I think it worked! Here is the result:

Shirt Front
The fabric is from Hancock's.
Shirt Back

Collar and Shoulder
After some self debate I decided to do flat felled seams and I really liked the way it turned out.

Side Front
I only did two things differently from what the pattern said. I shortened the length two inches and I didn't use any interfacing.
I'm working on a tutorial for the panel skirts. It will probably take me another couple of days to get it together though. See you around!


Clare Marie-Therese Duroc said...

Charming! I love that fabric... it makes me long for warm weather.

Mrs. Gore said...

This is beautiful fabric. You must have the patience of Job to take it apart and re-do it three times - I think I would have cried!
But now you have a beautiful blouse all ready for summer! The quality is evident even in pictures!

Ashley said...

Lovely! The fabric is very pretty.

Emily said...

It's beautiful! I love the colour! You have a lovely blog! :) Have a beautiful day!

Sarah Jane said...

How lovely! I have been looking for inspiration for blouses lately, since I'm in need of some new ones for springtime (and nursing a new baby!) :) Yours is so beautiful! I love the style and the fabric you used for it.

Alexandra said...

What a lovely blouse!!!