Monday, April 27, 2009

Aubergine blouse - finished!




Well, it's not as cute as I had hoped it would be, but it's OK. I think everything turned out well on it and the fit is fine except for the upper back. I already took the front and the back in at the neck edge, and shortened the elastic on the sleeves, but the sleeves still want to fall off my shoulders. I guess I will have to put in some kind of lingerie stays to keep my bra straps from showing, but I'm lazy about doing stuff like that.

Next up, I have a temporary plan for the spring and the mini wardrobe contest at Pattern Review. Birgitta helped me pick out some of these combinations when I was at her house a few months ago, so I'd really like to get started on this. I'm adding in a dress because this dress has been on my wish list for a couple of years now. I can wear the dress with either blouse over it to make it look like a skirt or the blouse to be more like a jacket. these are the kind of clothes I will need this spring and summer. I'm not sure yet on the pattern for the white blouse but this is what I've picked so far. The white fabric for the blouse is absolutely gorgeous swiss cotton that Birgitta and I got in LA. I've been looking for the perfect thing to make with it and this blouse/top may be it. It is a burnout cotton and the raised design is very intricate. The color looks off in the photo, but it is a nice soft white.YOu'll need to click on the picture to actually see it I think




And now for a blogger question.  why is it that usually in the "compose" mode I can grab the corner of a picture and change the size, yet sometimes (like on my last couple of posts) it does not work?? I don't think I'm doing anything different.

10 comments:

Sew Shy said...

I think you're wrong about the cute factor - that blouse is super-cute! I love the color and sheen of the fabric - and it looks good on you!

Myra said...

Great color, I love it. It is a more poofy blouse than you usually make, but it looks good.

stacysews said...

What a fun top! I love the color - I'm really attracted to purples lately!

gwensews said...

Cute purple blouse. Good luck in the contest! As for Blogger--it never ceases to amaze me! I have the Google Blogger for Dummies book, but it doesn't address some of the problems we encounter.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

It's such a great color and a very nice blouse.

Little Hunting Creek said...

I like the blouse and it looks cute on you. If you made another one you could narrow the back neckline more and maybe that would do the trick. It is very pretty!

Summerset said...

Very cute top! Your plan looks great, it will fun to see these garments come to life.

patsijean said...

Nancy, I love the top. It is very cute and the fabric perfect. Your discomfort with the top could be the very full sleeves. They may feel overwhelming on your slender form. Next time, try reducing the fullness in the sleeves.

Maureen said...

I have NEVER been able to change the size of a photo in compose mode...ever! I actually figured out how to do it in 'edit HTML' mode but I have to get the ratio correct or it's like looking in a carnival funhouse mirror :)

ps.....LOVE the blouse!

Tany said...

The blouse is gorgeous!!