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Blouse not finished yet / Bloes nog niet af

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This was a very busy weekend, but not with sewing. Yesterday we had a "new years dinner" with friends from my student days in our house. This has become a tradition which we always do at the second Saturday of the new year, and this year was our 26th time! Everyone makes part of the dinner, and we take a lot of trouble to make our own part special. For me it was making the dessert, my husband took care of wine/water and other drinks.
Not sewing, but this is a picture of my dessert. A "dessert tower" with raspberry sauce.


Tonight I managed to work on my blouse though, and the collar is on, and the result is fine I think. (I know I promised to write a tutorial, but not tonight. But it's not forgotten!)
Also the sleeves are ready to be sewn into the blouse.
It all takes a bit more time, as all seams are French seams. It gives the whole a very neatly finished look, also from the inside (only I ever notice, but I like finishing a blouse like this with a beautiful technique).






Outside and inside of cuff, and the pleats at the top of the sleeve.





TDit weekend kwam er niet zo heel veel van werken aan mijn bloes. We hadden een "nieuwjaarsdiner" bij ons thuis, een traditie met vriendinnen uit mijn studietijd. Ieder jaar op de tweede zaterdag van het nieuwe jaar, en dit was al de 26e keer. Iedereen doet wat, en je doet dus extra je best op je eigen onderdeel. Ik moest het toetje maken, mijn man zorgde voor wijn/water en andere drankjes.
Absoluut niets met naaien te maken, maar dit is een foto van mijn "dessert-torentje met frambozensaus.


Vanavond kon ik toch nog wat aan m'n bloes doen. De kraag zit erop en het resultaat is goed. (Uitleg hoe ik het gedaan hebt volgt nog, ik ben het niet vergeten.)
Ook de mouwen zijn klaar om in de bloes genaaid te worden.
Alle zomen zijn Engelse (platte) naden, zodat het allemaal wat meer tijd kost. Het ziet er ook aan de binnenkant mooi uit. Ik vind het leuk om het mooi af te werken, hoewel ik de enige ben die dit ziet/opvalt.
Buiten- en binnenkant van de manchet, en de plooien aan de bovenkant van de mouw.



Comments

  1. The blouse is looking good! Thank you for showing all these details!

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  2. Considering the trouble I have with collar, I can't wait to read your tutorial. The blouse details look really nice and your dessert yummy!

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  3. The blouse is looking very good (as is that wonderful dessert!). I love using French seams, and almost always use them on unlined woven projects. They make such a wonderful finish.

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  4. I can't wait to see how the finished blouse will look! I'm obsessed with this blouse and would like to make one but am not sure if it's not too full/busy for my petite frame. So thank you for testing it for me :) Is it for your or for your daughter?

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  5. What a lovely tradition you have with your friend. Keeping it for 26 years is impressive (that's my age!)
    Your sleeves are beautiful. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your progress on it!

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