Friday, October 26, 2007

Sew Crafty Friday: Blouse

This morning, I put the sleeves in the green blouse I've had hanging in my closet forever. I actually posted about the trimmed yolk a long time long ago that I can't find the post.

To make the trim, I traced over the top of the blouse front pattern twice--one longer than the other, as you see. Then I added some needlepoint ribbon to the edge. I simply laid the pieces on top of the blouse and attached them, leaving the bottom (the ribbon side) open. You can't see it in this picture, but the yolk pieces look sort of like pleats.

This pattern was originally meant to have short sleeves. I had to find another pattern with sleeves that would fit this one, which is one reason it has taken so long to finish this. Now I'll be in search of buttons. I wish someone would have them on sale. I put a lot of work into this and I don't want to use cheesey buttons. But they are so expensive!

I would like to find buttons in the darker rose of the trim, and then use a similar rose color to bind the neckline.

Hmmmph...maybe I'll actually get to wear this next fall!
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Debbie J. said...

You do such pretty work! That will be a great blouse.

Remember Woolworths? I worked there! Actually the place I worked at was called Woolco. When I was 18! I think it must have been a later version of Woolworths. Not sure.

Hummie said...

Wow, you are talented....I have sewn some in my lifetime, but never really got into machine sewing.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you can find a cheap blouse or other clothing item at a thrift store or yard sale that has the type of buttons you'd like. This is how I've collected some of my buttons. =) Good work!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Beautiful color.

Mom2fur said...

That's a great idea, Laurie! I actually bought a blouse recently at the Salvation Army because I liked the buttons. Alas, they don't match this blouse, LOL!

Mom2fur said...

Thanks, Sue!

She'sSewPretty said...

That's going to be pretty. I have tons of buttons. I don't think I have any rose colored buttons or I would send them to you. Thanks for you sweet comments on my blog! I always like it when you visit me.

Ginny said...

Your blouse is coming along nicely. Very pretty color. As a previous commenter said, Goodwill or other thrift store will probably be your best resource to finding some great buttons. Look forward to seeing the finished project.