Added Jul 19, 2009
This JJ was my trial run of this pattern.
The frills have been roll hemmed on my overlocker with a contrasting thread and I decided to use a bit of a decorative stitch on some of the seams and the hem.I didn’t really like the finish on the sleeves so I changed them a bit – just simplified really.
Unfortunately this blouse is a bit too big for me, so I may end up taking in the side seams and adding a tie to bring the back in.
I was actually quite please with the outcome, even though it is too big. I was very happy to actually see the project all the way through to the end with a good finish, instead of throwing the towel in when I got frustrated with it! :)
I have used 3 different fabrics as I didn’t have enough of the main one that I wanted to use. All fabrics have been sitting in my stash for probably 10 yrs so I figured that if it didn’t work out, I wouldn’t miss them! Fabrics are actually stretch, which probably accounts for the blouse not fitting too well. Buttons from my stash.
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