Monday, February 11, 2008

Blouse #2 - Getting There

So, here's my second blouse.

I like it. But you know what it's like when you make something; you only ever see the mistakes you've made. So, here is all I see when I look at it.

The collar. Oy. That was the hard part of this blouse. It doesn't stand up right, and you can see the stitching by the front facing. I ripped it out about 3 times, but finally left it alone. The fabric was starting to unweave.

The front facing. At the top, I just didn't understand what I was supposed to do. I just "winged" it. And, well, it looks it.

The sleeve caps. They're supposed to be gathered. One looks kind of gathered. The other looks tucked.

Other than that, I like it. I like the stiffness of the fabric. A japanese import fabric from Purl Patchwork. It works for me. And, I couldn't believe I found buttons that matched the gold perfectly. That made me happy. And I like the sleeves. They're pretty without being all ruffly.

I've got a lot to learn, and a long way to go. But, I've got some other patterns in mind and fabric ready to go.


jenclair said...

Love the blouses and really enjoyed visiting your blog!

Marcia said...

Great blouse!

I see you have a pug....check out this link for a cute little embroidery