I don't know whether it's because I feel like I'm wearing a jacket or because I look like I wall-papered myself, but I'm not loving this top. For one thing it's too short. Another thing, the neckline is too high. It's more comfortable if I leave the top button(s) unbuttoned, but I don't think it looks good. I also don't like the big buttons on a blouse.
|From Summer 09|
I was going to use this for my white fabric. I have already made some changes on the pattern
- shortened the sleeve another inch
- lengthened the hem another inch
- narrowed the shoulder
- lowered the shoulder dart to make it longer
- recut the neckline to make it 3/4" lower
- drafted new neck band pieces.
- increased the bust in the front another 1/2 inch on each side.
But do I want to make it again? The fabric I had planned for this is really special and I don't want to waste it on something I don't love. Also, I will have to line the bodice in that fabric, so I don't want to do that extra work if I end up not wearing the blouse.
I have some silk fabric I may try making this again in before I cut into the white fabric. I will also narrow the distance from CF to finished edge so that I can use smaller buttons. What do you think? Should I try this again, or scrap it and look for another pattern?