check the box: i can do bound buttonholes.
i’m never doing them again, though. four hours into a basic 40s blouse, i was supine, on the couch, aching in back, head and eyes, but the owner of a bodice back with bound buttonholes.
basic blouse has button back with neckline and sleeve variations.
sz 12/30b. i re-sized it using my moulage and it ended up nearly identical, which was cool.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
close enough for government work.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
i did not use the instructions. the basic blouse itself was easy to assemble, and i used summerset’s bound buttonhole method to get the buttonholes in.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
i loved the cutout neckline and the button back. i’m starting to have a real issue, however, with the cap sleeve styles of this type of bodice. it’s always too big and floppy to be flattering and i haven’t yet decided how i want to fix that.
liberty of london tana lawn “gold delfi” from purl soho
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
nothing major. as i said, i did adjust the sizing based on my moulage to get a cleaner fit in the back and at the bustline.
this is such a 40s wardrobe staple that it will definitely stay in rotation, but it will never be a favorite.
full post at puu’s door of time.
also, do you like that red-eye? brand new! a score this past weekend at the habitat for humanity re-store, already retro-fitted to a motor instead of a treadle.