Sassy blouse

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Pin tucks and buttonholes! What advice would you give someone starting this project? I made version one with the collar first and it was quite large so I think the pattern has quite a bit of ease. On that one, I made larger darts and took in the sides and it just didn't look good or fit good but it was a good experience and the collar turned out cute; so that was my muslin. On this one, I sized down. I had some gapping at the top of the back and I put in some sort of pleat (I think?!) that matched the release pleat on the bottom. You can see that on the back picture. Beings the blouse is delicate and small, I thought the bow we made in class was too big and overwhelming, so I bought a strip of velvet and made a bow out of that. Then I made a black linen pencil skirt using Diana Rupp's Craftsy class pattern. Now if only it would quit raining and I had somewhere to go!!

What you will need

  • Cotton fabric
  • interfacing
  • buttons
  • snap and velvet bow.

Q&A with erin_b

LB busybee asked:
I have just started this project with a floral motif. Your picture is inspirational. The spot combo gives a really different look. Classy!
erin_b answered:
thank you LB and Bluesjay. I'll definitely make more of them in different combos.
KnivshultsAnna asked:
Your fabric choice is perfect for this project! I definately agree that a small bow works best for you blouse.
erin_b answered:
Thank you!
Scheri Manson asked:
Effie you did it perfect! What fun :)
erin_b answered:
Thank you so much everybody. I still haven't had a chance to wear it!!!!
christine haynes asked:
So super cute and sweet! A perfect summer top. Well done!!
erin_b answered:
Thanks Christine and thanks for teaching me so much!
Sylvie14 asked:
I love, love your fabric and trim!! Sooo nice! Now all I have to do is figure out how to post my pix!!
erin_b answered:
Thanks Sylvie!

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