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Friday, August 6, 2010

Bandana Blues

It was nice to have a bright and sunny day today following a week of stomach flu (in the middle of summer?). Four year old Grace somehow escaped, but the rest of us went down one-by-one like dominoes. To celebrate renewed good health, we headed out to visit the arboretum, me sporting my new summer top.

This blouse is a somewhat complicated affair: dolman sleeves, gathered side seams, collar and collar stand, pleated sleeve hems, belt loop and belt, and buttons. The front bodice is also gathered at the shoulders to the yoke. I made no shoulder adjustments to this one; instead I played with the size of the sleeve hem pleats for a better fit. The armhole was mighty low, too, and I had to stitch up the sides an extra inch.

I don't normally do belts and I'm not sure I'll wear the belt regularly, although I do like the look of it. The fabric is pretty crisp and I knew it probably wouldn't gather terribly smoothly at the sides, but the aesthetically-pleasing bandana print image in my brain overcame my sewing sense.
The pattern is Burda 6-2008-105.





3 comments:

  1. Lovely blouse! Maybe it will soften up with washing?

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  2. Very pretty! As usual...it seems to fit very well!

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  3. You are so productive! Another great blouse to add to your wardrobe!

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