Blouse update

I am making slow but steady progress on the M5522 blouse.  Here are a few photos:

The blouse has been hemmed, required to do before attaching front band.  Front band attached and edges topstitched.  The piping truly added some depth to the ruffles.  Here is a close up:
I have also stitched the collar and is read to attach to the collar stand, no photo yet of that.    Not sure what color buttons I will use and need to purchase.  I am thinking black.  The princess seams are to be topstitched and I am holding off on that until the end in case I may need to take in the princess seams.  My second fitting created a doubt in my mind that the blouse was fitting enough; and if taking deeper side seam would work or not.  I still have some time to complete this for the PR contest, but feeling a little pressured now.

I love this fabric but it can be fiddly.  I found when I attached the front band that  fabric "crept" into that stitching and I had to go in and remove stitches and fabric that got caught up in the sewing of the band. 

Will add more photos later.

Comments

  1. It's coming along nicely! That fabric is so pretty!

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  2. This is looking really pretty and I love the fabric!

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    1. Thanks, Diana! I think it has aged enough to sew now.

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  3. Love that fabric! Can't wait to see it completed. I also love the new blog coloring! Bright for Spring.

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  4. Looking good. The fabric is so pretty.

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    1. Thank you Vicki! I am glad I finally got around to making it.

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  5. Lovely! The Piping Really Highlight ThE Ruffles So Prettily. How Many Yards Of Fabric Does ThisType Of blouse With The RuffleS would Need?

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    1. Thank you! I think I used about 2 yards. The ruffle pattern only called for two pieces to be cut and you turn under 5/8 inch and hem. I cut four pieces so I could layer the piping between the two.

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  7. What a pretty blouse and the fabric is a real hit!

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  8. This is one of the nicest blouses I have seen in a long time. I hope that ruffles are making a comeback, I love a ruffled blouse.

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    1. Thank you! I have a like and love relationship with ruffles. Adding the piping actually gave more body to these ruffles.

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  9. The piping is such a great touch on the ruffles! You're right, it adds a lot of dimensionality. I need it to be Spring, and this is the perfect piece for trasitioning.

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    1. Thank you. It feels a little more like spring today in southwest VA.

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