Finished the set!

I finished the blouse to go with the "Charming" little skirt. I just listed them at Etsy. The blouse was really a fun challenge for me. I had to draw pretty much the whole pattern from scratch. I used a commercial pattern for a dress bodice as the base for the shape and the armhole and the top of the sleeve. Everything else I winged on my own. I am really pleased with how it turned out. I might make an adjustment in the length of the blouse, I'd make it just a tad longer, I think. But other than that it went together really well and was fairly easy to sew up. I had a hard time deciding what color to make the blouse. I couldn't decide whether to make it dark red or the brown, but I think the brown worked out nicely. I saw some beautiful creamy ecru silki dupioni which would have been luscious to have made this out of, but... at $14.99 a yard, it was a bit spendy. This will be much more practical anyway. Much more wash and wear, and much more economical. I could really get into this pattern designing thing. I really need to look at buying some slopers.




3 comments:

Hip Mama Crafts said...

You are so creative... I really wish I was better at pattern sewing... I like to wing it, but then I get too chicken to make outfits. I do want to make some little skirts for E though!

amandajean said...

wow, Linda. your attention to detail is amazing. I love the little outfit. you did a great job on it...and I am so impressed by your pattern drafting!!! (what are slopers?)

Ashley said...

Must you tempt me with something so gorgeous? You are so supremely talented! The last outfit I purchased from you on Etsy is going to be great for fall with jeans. I bought a litte turtleneck to go under it, it's getting a ton of use!