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Sunday, June 13, 2010

silk blouse

Here is my newest creation, a blouse from McCalls 5522.

I made a little cap sleeve (not an option from the envelope) by using the longs sleeve provided and cutting it off short. The fabric is Waterway from Sawyer Brook. It's 100% silk, called a "ribbed novelty." It is really interesting fabric with a cool texture. It has a nice sheen but isn't super drapey like charmeuse. It's really nice for a structured shirt, and I think it would make a really beautiful bias-cut skirt. I'm kinda of contemplating getting some more to make one...

Here it is as I planned to wear it to church on Saturday. Unfortunately, I spilled hot fudge on that white skirt before I left and had to wear a different one. I wish the collar stood open a bit more than it does, so the scarf helped give a more open feel.

Here you can see the top better.

To finish the seams, I used a really lightweight single-fold tape that had a little stretch. It worked really well for giving a nice finish without adding the bulk of usual bias tape. A certain camera hog is obscuring the shot, though.


Lois Evensen said...

Very pretty and excellent detail work. :) I love the color blue.

Sue said...

This is an excellent pattern and your version is great! Your finish is very professional!

sdBev said...

Beautiful blouse, I actually like it better without the scarf.

AS for the camera hogs, let 'em in. You'll treasure these photos and later in life you can embarrass the heck out of them.

Cennetta said...

Beautifully made blouse. I outfit is very flattering on you.