Friday, February 19, 2010

Blouse Vogue 1054 finished

Pictures of the finished blouse. Because I wanted a bit of spring feeling, I took out a pair of summer pants to show the blouse. They are a bit too short for the high heels I was wearing, but you get a better idea of how this looks.

I used size 12, tapered down to 14 at hip level. The pictures show a few lines, but it’s quite ok I think, As usual more space in the back, but it’s supposed to be loose fitting.

Unfortunately the pictures don’t do the lines of the pattern any justice, therefor on the end a few details taken on my dressform. The shoulders are described as “dropped shoulders” but they are far less dropping than the Burda blouse I made last year (and never wore). Wish DH had a bit more feeling for photography and the way a garment drapes. The belt look is a bit strange.

The back has a small pleat, such a nice detail.

The pattern is drafted beautifully, lines are matching perfectly.

Detail on dressform

A nice pattern to get into the mood for spring sewing. I bet this fabric wrinkles like crazy, but that’s part of the deal with linen.

I’m quite happy that I’ve managed to sew something else than a knit top or a pair of pants. Hope to get a bit more sewing done this weekend.

Happy (sewing) weekend to all of you.

15 comments:

  1. The blouse is very nice and simple!!! Excellent job- compliment!

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  2. It looks very spring like. Nice work.

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  3. Beautiful! Sigrid: Could you direct me to the place on the lingerie blog where the pin method is discussed in detail? Thanks, K

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  4. Oh Thank you for making this, it looks great (very springy), it's in my pattern stash and I was just thinking about looking for a pattern with nicely drafted armholes.

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  5. Very pretty... and I like the belt look.

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  6. Beautiful blouse, it looks fantastic. I really like the belt with the blouse.

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  7. You did a wonderful job. This shirt looks beautiful and will be perfect for spring. The linen looks very light and fresh.

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  8. I like this blouse, and in fact, have the pattern, yet unmade. Nice sewing!

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  9. It does say spring! I love it witht the belt. Enjoy it.

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  10. The blouse looks terrific and so does the sewing. No one would know that you took some shortcuts. Time for me to get out that pattern. I love it!

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  11. Lovely version of this blouse. It does look very crisp and just right to wear in spring weather. I like it with the belt.

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  12. There is something dressier, or more elegant about a shirt like this than a knit top. Even though it wrinkles like crazy I love linen. Now if only the snow would disappear I might want to sew for spring too. It looks great on you. I wondered about the drop shoulder on this, but it is very slight.

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  13. Lovely blouse and you know, I like the belt too :o)

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  14. Very, very nice. The color and fabric are definitely spring-like, just elegant and light.

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