Thought I had better update and add a picture of the pattern I am using, it is a Vogue Very Easy pattern number V8515 and yes it is very easy, with sleeves that are turned under four inches and I can not wait to make myself one up after all my other UFO’s are finished.
My partners mother asked me to make her a blouse from some beautiful Chinese silk that she had, of course I said yes, little knowing that it was going to be great fun trying to fit the pattern on such a narrow piece.
I had to take into account the one way nap also so it was face up and piece by piece, I love the way it looks now I have cut it out.
As yo can see from above it was a jigsaw with nothing left over at the end.
I will up date this as I have sewn it all together.
Okay the blouse is nearly done, has a mandarin collar to do and buttons ( and yes a bad photo, on purpose, do not want to spoil the surprise for a special lady, with her seeing too much detail yet)…..
Tis getting closer to finish as I had a spare 20 minutes today uninterrupted, by child, dog or cat, was lovely.
Button whole time….
Oh no! button hole for machine and fabric not in love any more, must do by hand..
And a few hours later (well chatting whilst doing) eight button holes are done and buttons placed all complete.
All done, now to send it down to Albany to be worn, it has enough space to have a top underneath and a jacket over top.
I do like the collar and the cuffs on the sleeves can be turned back as they are turned under roughly four inches, gives thoughts for the next one and a different fabric inside.
Enjoy your blouse Robin….