Added Feb 25, 2008
Oakdale, South W...
What a nice simple pattern! I thought. So I downloaded the pattern, bought the material to make it with and started to assemble it…..
I didn’t want to match the plaid (being too eager to sew-up the design) and being princess seams, I knew it would be impossible. I’m pleased with the way that the pattern on each piece doesn’t match. But I had a problem with one piece not match the pattern on it’s corresponding piece on the other side but I didn’t really worry. I did find out why when I was matching up the side seams up.
I really couldn’t understand why the side seams didn’t match up! I know I haven’t been sewing for a while (over 12 years but…) I then realised that I had put the back side panel in upside down and back to front!!!! And just after I had just finished the collar (the second one I must add). Lucky with this pattern all I had to do was undo the shoulder and back seam and put the piece back in.
The buttons are grey mother of pearl – looks very nice with the pattern. And have you noticed how the collar pattern matches (nearly) with the back piece! Yeah right – like I wanted to do that! Pure accident!
I do like this blouse – a pattern which can be as simple or decorative as the fabric used – but………it doesn’t fit! It’s a tad tight – well it’s very tight! So I’ll have to use it as an over shirt in Spring/Summer. It’s that or losing weight!
I will be making a bigger sized blouse – in the same fabric? I don’t know.
My daughter asked me to make her a cropped top with some of this material. I bought it over two years ago but when I went back to the shop they still had some there! Don’t know the mixture but I do know it’s thickish but drapes lovely!
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