A couple of years ago, I made Burdastyle 09-2011-128, a sleeveless blouse with neckline pleats in cotton pique. I didn’t wear it much, but over the past few months, it suddenly makes sense in my wardrobe. I’ve been wearing it a lot and I don’t know why. Has this ever happened to you?
Anyway, it was time to make another..
Some random thoughts on this make:
· Going on my hazy memory and the fit of the first blouse, I made an FBA, and slashed and spread the back and front to deal with a slightly high armseye.
· This pattern is drafted very long. The photo in Burdastyle shows the model with this blouse tucked in. Where all that fabric is going, I have no idea.
· I don’t remember dealing with a lot of ease on the first blouse. I did with this. There is certainly more than I have on the first blouse. I took out about 10cm from the side seams, and it is still too loose for my taste. Slightly underwhelmed by this, but on the other hand it will be the sort of loose and airy garment for hot, humid days.
· Since I had the same experience with my last project, the Colette Patterns Laurel, I wonder if it is time to measure myself again?
· This blouse could really do with a CB seam, but I didn’t want to interrupt the pattern. It’s a bit blousy at the back.
· This fabric was a Liberty cotton I purchased from Tessuti just over a year ago. I bought it because of the finely detailed peacock feather print. I love it.
- The pattern match isn't too bad, given I was really eking this blouse out of the fabric I had.
· I’m wearing this with denim capris I found at Vinnies. They cost me $3, brand new with tags. That find was also very exciting. I’m easily excited.
So readers, do you:
- Dutifully measure yourself before every project, or wing it like me?
- Get excited when you spot a fabric from your stash out in the real world or in the movies?Have any good "spots"to share?
Let me know!