Sassy Librarian Blouse »
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Retro / Vintage, Classic
What was your inspiration?
I'm still new to sewing, so this was my first blouse. I loved the retro styling and wanted a shirt I could wear to work or out on the town.
What are you most proud of?
Making a muslin and continuing to learn how to alter patterns and garments to get the right fit (shortening the front and back waist, decreasing the fullness in the bust).
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I am petite with a short waist, so making a muslin proved to be very helpful. I used 100% cotton, but now I feel inspired to make it out of other fabrics as well. I decided not to have contrasting fabric on the sleeve bands or bow so that the shirt looked a little more dressy and work appropriate and I'm happy with the results. Also, I purchased vintage pearl buttons which I think stand out a bit more with the simple fabric choice.