"Oh, please, please, please pick me" begged the silk print blouse. "Aw, shoot, passed over again. I don't get it, I'm much more attractive than that boring old black top she's going to wear."
I'm pretty sure if this blouse could speak that's what I would hear when I stand in my closet debating over what to wear with my jeans. Don't get me wrong. I think it's a beautiful blouse!
Such as the narrow neck bias binding that extends into front ties.
So why don't I wear my beautiful silk blouse? Because I find it too loose and flowy. Whenever I put it on and look into the mirror, it doesn't look flattering to me and I end up changing into something else.
See what I mean? There's a lot of fabric there!
download the blouse pattern here.) When this issue arrived last year I marked nine designs that I wanted to sew, as it was one of my favorites issues in a long time. This blouse, number 103, was the first project I wanted to tackle.
online from Mood Fabrics. I had originally bought the fabric for a project I was working on for Sew News magazine, but ended up choosing a different fabric for my final article.
I really liked working with the fabric, even though it had a tendency to ravel. I didn't have quite enough fabric for the sleeve binding and ties, so I finished the sleeves with a casing and narrow elastic instead.
This is how I stitched the yoke and lining to the front so the seam would be completely enclosed without hand stitching. You may or may not find this helpful. I'm including it on this post mostly as a reminder to myself should I choose to sew this blouse again. Note: I followed the sewing instructions to attach the yoke and yoke lining to the back of the top first.
Step 1: Baste the right side of the yoke to the right side of the blouse front, keeping lining free.
If you choose to sew this blouse, you might want to go down a size, depending on how much ease you want. I used my usual BurdaStyle magazine size (I did do a small FBA). I assume there is a lot of ease because the blouse is meant to be worn tucked in, but those days are long behind me. That may be why I'm finding this fit much looser than I prefer.
Which I think is even cuter when worn with my adorable sewing accessory :-) . She's getting pretty old so I enjoy having her pose with me. Whenever she's not sleeping that is.