Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Blouse finished, sewing inspiration

Sewing time was very limited last week. I did manage to finish my daughters blouse in time, at 11.30 pm on Saturday the last buttons were on! But it certainly was a project finished in time slots of 10-15 minutes at a time. It's and once again a good result from a Patrones pattern.

The ruffle in the front is a nice detail, the blouse is shaped by two darts in the front and one in the back. The back has a side panel which I cut on the bias. The sleeve is not matched correctly with the front, it's 1 cm off. If you read my blog for a while, you'll know that this irritates me. But in this fabric it is not so very clear.

DD wore the blouse proudly on her birthday, last Sunday. Which was apparently the last summer day here, as it really looks like fall here today, with rain and wind. The sun is nowhere to be seen, so time for fall projects.

For fall there's a lot of inspiration around. I bought the September Knip Mode today and think this combination is very nice. Especially the skirt has special pleats. This months BWOF was not very inspiring to me (yet), the pants I liked most was a RTW one.


And I ordered these Vogue patterns, I love (to make) jackets and found these two so special, that I couldn't resist temptation.




  1. Sigrid .- I love the "country blouse " congratulations. Paco

  2. Cute blouse for your daughter. All my daughter's teen fashion magazines are showing lots of plaid for fall.

  3. The blouse is great. She'll look great in it. Hope she had a great birthday.
    I felt the same way about this issue of Burda. A dud. Maybe next months will be better. It's not as if I don't have plenty of patterns to choose from!
    I have that issue of knipmode on order. I love the fit of my BV dress and I am looking forward to making something else from Knip.

  4. blouse is soo cute. I'm totally into plaids right now. beautiful work.

  5. From here the shirt looks perfect!

    Those Vogue jackets look lovely.

    Actually I have been a bit disappointed in Burda the last few months. I like more fitted garments and the latest looks seem to be more flowy.

  6. Love the blouse. The feminine ruffle paired with the "cowboy" fabric is a great mix. Belated wishes of happy birthday to your daughter!

  7. Great blouse and a belated Happy Birthday to your daughter! I love that some of sections are bias. There was a bit of this sort of "country" look on the fall runways.

    I didn't find much in the Sept. BWOF, either, you're not alone.

  8. Beautiful blouse and Happy Birthday to your DD! I love your Vogue picks too! I have yet two garments from my summer list to finish before I can start on my fall sewing, but my time has been so short that I am almost giving up... Fall clothes are starting to call louder!

  9. You did such a nice job on that blouse for your daughter. And I just love the patterns you selected from Vogue. I can't wait to see how you make them up!