Added Mar 23, 2011
Salt Lake City, ...
I made this is up in this buttercream polka dot silk shirting that I bought from Fashion Fabrics Club. So comfy, so light and airy and so easy to work with. The pattern is Simplicity 7896, a vintage pattern from 1977. Not a bad fit, in fact the only fitting issue was my broad shoulder, otherwise, totally easy. I left this blouse sleeveless and applied bias tape around the edges. Way easy. I had to recut the armscye just a little to facilitate a better show off for my pristinely white shoulders. I used cover buttons and hand worked all the buttonholes. This was actually the main reason I did this blouse. The hand worked buttonholes were not that easy. In fact, hand working a buttonhole takes quite a bit of practice and even the ones I did for this blouse still aren’t as perfect as I would like. Practice makes perfect! They are pretty extraordinary though. Everyone should try them, at least once! I’ll be posting a tutorial here on Burda Style and via my blog soon on how to do your own!
buttercream silk shirting, cover buttons, buttonhole twist, buttonhole gimp, thread
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