Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Pretty blouse - Butterick 4985


Spring is here so I thought I'd make a pretty blouse that would blend into my work clothes without screaming "florals". As always, I've had this fabric in my stash for a long time. It's a lightweight chiffon-like fabric that is slightly sheer and still had some body to it. The pattern view is B because I like the collar, as it creates a v-neckline. This didn't qualify for the pattern review pattern stash competition but I lost interest when within a week, someone had created over 15 garment before the end of September. Good on them.

The trim was leftover from I suit that I'd made up last year and it created definition under the bustline, at the sleeve at around the collar. I'm going to make use of my current waistline, while it continues to exist. The buttons were also from my sewing stash.

The adjustments were rolled shoulder adjustment at the sleeve and on the sleeve, of course. I added slivers of space in the back seams because I wanted more room in the back. I will do a more prominent sway back adjustment next time.

If I feel the fabric is too revealing for the office, I'll wear a white singlet top underneath it. Yes, I've made one from a piece of two-way stretch cotton fabric, using cotton stretch lace, earlier this year - under the influence of lemoncello.

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