Added Feb 22, 2014
This blouse was a little bit of a mistake in many ways…. I had bought a very small amount of a liberty print cotton, in a fantastic map print around 3-4 years ago. It was a favorite print and I held off making something for a long time. Finally I decided to try out one of the tops from the Japanese pattern book series, but, I cut something out very wrongly and ended up with an overly wide neck. Disappointed I left it unfinished for a couple of years.
Finally, I decided to try to finish off the top so I could wear it. I gathered the neckline and used a grey bias binding for the neck and sleeves. I left it wide to finish off the waistband. Since I’d bought such a small piece of fabric (and cut the original facings wrong—I seriously have no idea what happened here) I didn’t have enough to make self-fabric bias binding, which is usually my preferred option.
Nolli is an architectural term for a city plan that shows only the massing of buildings.
Liberty cotton in a map print that I’ve never seen since. Purchased around 2010.
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