For the record: this is post 600! Which I saw by coincidence this week. That is about a 100 posts a year, about 2 a week in average (must have blogged more in the early years). My blogversary was in April, during my two months blog-vacation. Six years sounds like a long period but to me it also seems like yesterday that I started my blog. At the same time: I’m in my 50’s now, my children have grown up in the meantime, my then 11 year old son now is a 17 year old, my then 13 year old daughter is almost 20. Both are studying now, we are proud parents. It makes you more aware of time passing though. The empty nest is around the corner… Quickly back to sewing:
I’ve finished 2 of the 3 projects I was working on. One is the Jalie 3130 blouse.
For the photo I’ve worn the blouse with the sleeves in both variations. It’s not my favorite shirt pattern. First off: it would have been better to start with a smaller size and do an fba.
The body is nicely drafted with bust darts and vertical darts both in the front and back. But the sleeve is symmetrical, which I don’t like, especially not for a woven fabric. There is an unusual wrinkle in the back of the sleeve, which I think is caused by this draft. Other opions on this?
Also the fabric is wrinkling like crazy, I’ve pressed during construction and just prior to taking the photos, and see the wrinkles in the right sleeve. Originally this fabric was intended for lining my jacket, but I was not sure about the comfort of it as a lining. It’s cotton batist. The hip area needs a bit more space, the collar is a bit too wide. Full review is here.
The other project was a bra, this time with preformed cups.
Recently I did a workshop at Kantje Boord and learned some new tips and trics. It has led to the idea of combining my lingerie posts in a separate blog. If you are interested in lingerie sewing you might like to read my posts there. (for Dutch readers here). I will use the separate blog to add old and new tutorials or inspiration posts on lingerie. You know I’m not a professional seamstress, just like to share what I know and how I do it. If you’re not fond of lingerie sewing or not interested in the tutorials, just skip it.
Well to finish off the miscellaneous post: in February I I promised to do another give-away and the 600th post is a nice occasion to follow up on that promise. So I’ll give away this black/olive/white lace. Let me know in the comments that you’re interested in it. I’ll do a draw on Monday or Tuesday.