This blouse pattern is inspired by Stella McCartney and I really like the looks of it - well the line drawing at least. I'm always looking for cute top patterns, so I'm hoping this one will work out. I got it cut out yesterday and did a little sewing on it. Today I did the front pleats and facings. Only after understitching the facings did I realize that I put the ties in the wrong place! So, I spent the last 1/2 hour ripping all of that out and putting them where they belong. I'm making this out of white muslin and I like the way it is turning out so far. HP patterns are not really for the beginner. I think their instructions are confusing and there are no diagrams. Phrases like "bag out the ties " and "with yokes inside out, sandwich the pleated parts of the front and back of the blouse inside the yokes... you will have fronts and backs tucked up inside the yokes..." and more, make it a little confusing. I hope it all makes sense as I'm doing it. I tried to take pix, but my camera battery needs to be charged - so for now we have the Hot Patterns version to look at.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Posted by Nancy Winningham at 9:26 PM