Sassy Librarian

Project Description

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.

What you will need

  • 100% cotton

Q&A with Raincloud

Davesmom asked:
The button really adds to the blouse. Looks like you have been sewing for years. Good for you making a muslin, it saves the real fabric and gives you a chance to try different things. Well done! I am also new to sewing, just started this last 6 months due to help from What a wealth of information.
Raincloud answered:
Thanks! Yes, the muslin was essential. I made one simple dress recently without a muslin and felt very insecure :) Good luck with your sewing, I've found his platform very helpful.
MissN asked:
Well done. Look at all the details, you're a natural! Keep up the good work and enjoy your blouse. Very impressed :)
Raincloud answered:
Thank you! I really enjoy the process and the finished product!
christine haynes asked:
Gorgeous! I'm so glad it worked out and that our mutual friend Alexia could assist you to achieve a great finished blouse! Love it!
Raincloud answered:
Thanks Christine! Yes, I'm so lucky to have great in person and online teachers! I think the blouse turned out great and I can't wait to wear it!
HellyH asked:
This is a gorgeous blouse. It looks like you've been sewing for years. Well done.
Raincloud answered:
Thank you very much!
tj73 asked:
Are the 2 projects posted your first sewing projects? They are both exquisite!!! Your work is really inspiring!
Raincloud answered:
Thank you! They are my first garments (following the standard pillow case, wallet and bag I made in a beginning sewing class).

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