Thursday, January 10, 2013

Blouse with trim / blog layout


The first blouse is finished. While editing the photos I noticed I had not a proper front shot and the little red button detail is not that clear in the photos. I’ll make photos on me later when the other planned blouses are done. For now it’s dressform shots.
I had bought 2 meters of this trim, which was just enough to do the trims as used in this blouse. I think only 15 cm is left. As a detail I used one red button and made the buttonhole with black thread. Hindsight makes me think it would have been nice to do all buttonholes in black, but I was not going to change that anymore.
 
All seams are French seams. Quite easy really with the 1 cm seam allowances I had cut. I started them because I was too lazy to change the thread of my serger. It makes such a nice finish! The yoke is a double layer of fabric in which the seams are enclosed.
 
With Burda blouse patterns I often have trouble with a bit of extra ‘puffyness’ in the back . I shaved off a bit of the sleevecap and then it was relatively easy to get the sleeves in smoothly and without the puffyness. These are also French seams.

On another note: I’ve changed the layout of my blog
Changed it again to a more conventional layout. Still working on it but information is visible without extra clicking. As I said I was not sure about the style. I liked the different view possibilities, but having no visible sidebar was not helpful.

15 comments:

Karin said...

The new blog layout looks very clean and fresh!
I like the dark trim on your new blouse, too. The elegant black and white lines echo your new blog design!

Bunny said...

Love your new shirt and that pretty red button!

I like the clean look but have not been a fan of the popout on the right as I have seen it on other blogs. It seems to be an extra click to get somewhere and it is not real obvious. I fear it could get easily overlooked. Just my 2 pennies worth.

gwensews said...

Nice details on that blouse, with the bound edges and that one red button--how clever!

Nancy K said...

The details take this out of the ordinary. Lovely details, beautifully sewn and the one red button is a nice touch.
I like the blog layout.

L said...

Your blouse is beautiful, Sigrid. Again, you have such an eye for detail. I love it!
I like your blog layout as well. Some of Blogger's templates load slowly on my antiquated desktop and this one seems to load just fine. I like having the option of changing the view via Sidebar. I'm thinking about re-tooling my blog and will consider this template.

shams said...

I agree that the details make this very special. A very slick top!

Kathi G said...

I love the trim on your blose. Asalways your work is beautiful. I am having a hard time using your new layout.

pdiddly said...

lovely looking blouse Sigrid - love the single red button.

Sheila said...

Love the blouse and the red button. Have problems with your page, in sidebar view cannot make the sidebar scroll. Can only see as far as 'Already not follow' is there more?

Faye Lewis said...

So professional looking!

Gail said...

I can't see your photographs anymore.

Vicki said...

I like this look of the blog better. Before I thought there was something wrong with it!? Nice blouse - the trim looks good and those seams are so neat.

Kathi G said...

Thanks for the blog roll back.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I love all the details on this! The black buttonhole is a nice touch. I will have to keep that idea in mind.

Tia Dia said...

Oh, I love the trim on the shirt! It's wonderful! And your blog looks clean and fresh!