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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Basic White Blouse

It's pretty anticlimatic (get it? har har) to make this at the end of the summer, but here is the basic sleeveless blouse I've been tweaking for a few weeks. Even though it's not extremely fitted (and it has no sleeves to fiddle with), I wanted to test a few shoulder alterations. I did three alterations (wide upper back, wide shoulder, and forward shoulder) and - voila! - I can move my arms. The true test will be with a sleeved garment, of course.

My 7 year old photographer told me he tilted the camera so it would look like I was walking uphill. Thanks, honey.

I think it could use a bit more waist shaping, but otherwise I'm very pleased with the fit. The pattern is from Ottobre 2-2006-4 and calls for linen or ramie. My cotton sateen is a bit crisp.
You can see I'm wearing a skirt I made just over a year ago - a pattern from burdastyle.

I think this is my 3rd collar/placket/facing combo and I still ripped it out and redid it about 6 times, so I'm glad I was working with this sturdy sateen.

I'm sure I'll be making this one again. It's a great EWP (essential wardrobe piece), which I desperately needed. I generally wear t-shirts with skirts, since I've never been able to buy a shirt like this that fit. No more!

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