The Afternoon Blouse
Thanks so much for all of your comments on my plaid dress – it’s quite reassuring to know that we all seem to be in the same boat when it comes to sewing with plaid. We love the outcome, but it’s a long hard slog to get there!
Let’s talk about this blouse that I’ve named ‘The Afternoon Blouse’.
I have to honest, I’ve always been a bit envious of those that seem to be able to whip up garments in a day (or a matter of hours!). I’ve never been able to do that. I could probably whip up a circle skirt relatively quickly in a day if I wanted to (or desperately needed to), but because I like to take regular breaks and my time is limited, my garments are usually made up over a few sewing sessions.
Having said that, I was really quite proud of myself when I made this blouse from start to finish on Boxing day afternoon last year. This is number 2 on my sewing list now complete.
The blouse was really very simple and quick to make up. I made one change in the pattern which involved pinching out quite a lot of fullness from the bust area (about 2 inches) before tracing my pattern ready to use.
You can’t really tell because of the fabric, but the little front button detail is very sweet and makes the blouse look a tad more difficult that it actually is. In fact, my button isn’t actually even a working button. The small v-neck is just big enough to make this a ‘pull over’ blouse with no zips or closures.
I’m really interested to know how all of you like to sew – is it short sharp bursts like myself or do you prefer to complete your projects in one go?