I finally sewed. It's literally been over a month since I was able to take my sewing machine out.
My mama has arranged for a big family picture tomorrow (you know, coordinating colors etc)...and I just finished this blouse for Dolly literally minutes ago. Life's been super busy lately.
I found the fabric at our local fabric store for under $5 a yard. Hooray!
Who knows when it was produced, but it's nice quilting weight fabric.
Dolly was eager to work with me...which I always appreciate.
After seeing so many great reviews (here, here, and here) about Figgy's patterns, I bought the PDF version of the Ayashe blouse. (I wish it had included the entire skirt pattern too...it just had the waistband.) It may be that it's been a while since I sewed, but I struggled putting this together.
It started with accidentally sewing together the wrong sides of the front blouse together. It got worse from there. I made one collar, and it was about an inch shorter than the blouse neck opening. Grrr. So I made another one, thinking maybe the interfacing had shrunk the fabric somehow.
Second one didn't fit either. So, I made third collar one size larger, and it fit.
I really didn't want to take an extra hour on this blouse, but I am happy with how it turned out. I used a pink contrasting thread for all the topstitching. I also used Vanessa of LBG Studio's idea and sewed elastic thread into the sleeves rather than a casing.
One top done, a dress and a scarf to go.
Life will continue to be a little nutty as we settle into a new routine. (I've started a wonderful part-time job.) How are things going for you? Ready for the weekend?
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