Added Dec 16, 2009
London, United K...
This Sunshine blouse is made of some gold silk I got in India and a pattern I drafted myself. I’m quite proud as this is the first pattern I’ve drafted completely on my own with my own idea of how I wanted it.
I’m especially proud of the finish of the bias binding around the neck and key-hole. It came out sooo smooth! The top side is all hand finished. Wherever isn’t bound is all french seams.
I had intended puffier sleeves but didn’t get all the fullness intended into the pattern. Its pretty good though. There is some elastic in the sleeve cuffs to hold the crinkle – its very light fabric.
There is an invisible zip under the arm however I have (re)learned that my shoulders are wider then my bust, so the zip does nothing to help me get in and out of the top. I feel like a fish in a net getting it on and off, but its not impossible.
Thanks to Redoubt for her bias binding tutorial!
Soft silk from India.
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