This blouse should have taken an afternoon or so, but I think it took me more like 3 weeks! First of all, I laid this out 3 times before finally settling on this fabric. The blouse is a bit of a fabric hog, and my first two choices did not have enough fabric. I do like the blouse, but I hate doing single layer cutting, which you do have to do on this blouse since the neck scarf is cut on the bias. I'm happy with the end result though. I've never made this kind of sleeve before, but I like the way it looks. There is an inner piece and an outer piece. There are a few modifications I would make to this blouse if I make it again and I've outlined them on my review at Pattern Review. I'd really like to be sewing more, so I'm hoping that I will start forcing myself to make time to do it. Too many other things seem to be getting in the way. Speaking of which, DD and I have been making a lot of cakes and trying different cake and frosting recipes. Nancy K, if you're reading this I'd love to try your recipe you referred to. I looked on the internet and found many variations, so would love to try the one you like. Our cakes are still fairly primitive looking, but we're having fun and learning.
You can see more cakes here. We feel pretty proud of our cakes for just having had 4 classes.
Monday, November 02, 2009