Thursday, September 17, 2009

Finally - The Blouse!

Yep, I finished it last week! With all of the landscaping, back to school activity, etc., DH hasn't had time to take any pictures of me in the blouse.

So I took some pictures this afternoon. The lovely Doris was kind enough to model for me, with the condition that she could hang out by the pool for a while and get some fresh air. It seemed a reasonable request to me. As soon as I get pics of me wearing it, I'll post them!

In the end, I had to cut out some of the armscye, 3/8" from the bottom (at the side seam), taping to the front and back about where the notches sit. Since I didn't have enough fabric to make more bias binding, I just narrow hemmed it. However, I think I may at some point take that out and make neutral/nude bias strips when I pick up an appropriate fabric. I think it will just lay nicer.

Despite this project taking longer than I'd expected, I'm pretty happy with the result. I've got that pretty, feminine blouse that I wanted.

In the meantime, I've been working on my youngest son's Halloween costume, a vampire ensemble. But I've got the bug to sew some autumn or winter vintage garments with some of the gorgeous woolens that were in Louise's haul from the May 23 auction... hmmm, I'll have to rummage a bit.

9 comments:

Adelaide B said...

This blouse is super cute!

Claudine said...

Gorgeous! I love tucks in print fabric.

Trudy Callan said...

It's very cute.

goodworks1 said...

It looks great on Doris, but I bet it'll look even better on you!

I can see why Doris wanted to spend the time at the pool! The days are numbered that it'll look as gorgeous as it does now in your photo AND be warm enough to enjoy it!

Gabriella said...

Love the little white bow!

Maggie said...

I have this pattern too. I thought it was an Audrey Hepburn sort of look. Yours came out great. I cant wait to see it on you. Glad I ran across your blog.
PS I love the Halloween mantle decorations.

Linda said...

I really like this blouse. I love the fabric as well.

Bessie B. said...

It's beautiful! :) I love the bow.

Miss Linda said...

That turned out extremely well. I love the way you were able to maintain the pattern along the pleats in front. I can't wait to see what you create next!