Thursday, February 9, 2012

Quickly

Feeling better today, and before I head out to do some errands,  I wanted to quickly show the blouse "in situ" so that anyone who's interested can get an idea of the fit:



I realize that the fabric is so busy, you can't really see the bow.  Although I do really love this fabric, I considered this go as my muslin; the fabric cost me $4. The buttons cost just as much!

And here's the other Pattern Runway project I did over the last couple days:


Yes, more of that raspberry silk!  When I was reorganizing some of my boards on Pinterest over the weekend, I came across a pin for this tutorial on Pattern Runway, and on a whim I decided to give it a try.  I'm really happy with the result.



Rather than using ribbon, I sewed my bib onto a strand of vintage Czech beads a friend gave me a couple years ago.  I like it because the long strand allows me to wear the bib at different levels, depending on what top I'm wearing.  Here's how it looks on:

I think I should have worn it a little lower.
And smiling at a self-timer is awkward!

I made all my roses, and then sewed them onto interfaced muslin.  Then I glued the whole thing onto a piece of scrap leather . . .


and used upholstery thread to attach the strand of beads.

Today I'm wearing it with my Chamomile Tunic from a couple years ago.  I like the green and pink together!


After all that raving about Pattern Runway yesterday, I just couldn't help myself:  I bought two more patterns - the Kimono Sleeve Dress and the Relaxed Shift Dress. Yay!


14 comments:

  1. The blouse looks GREAT! Funny, I went on their site yesterday and saw the tutorial for the necklace and made a note to self to make it - now I'm convinced! I also looked at their other patterns, but sadly, I don’t think they'll flatter my shape. Looking forward to seeing what you make with them :)

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    1. Thanks, Andrea! I really had fun making the necklace - I may do another at some point, although it's not the kind of thing I'll get a whole lot of use out of (since I never go anywhere!).

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  2. This looks so cute, and the necklace is gorgeous! Yay!

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  3. Oh, super cute on both counts! The blouse is wonderful. I only noticed the bow when I clicked for a closer look, but I love it! And I pinned the necklace tutorial. So cute!

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    1. Thank you! I thought you would like that necklace - very Anthro, I think!

      I'm still having trouble with my camera, and the front view is fuzzy. I still haven't read the manual; I don't like to rush in to things - I've only had the camera 4 years!

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  4. That's funny -- I noticed the bow right away and loved how it offered another dimension on your blouse. It's so fun! And your new choker is spectacular. I disagree with your comment above about not getting a lot of use out of it as I think it looks great dressed up or down! Heck, I think you should wear it when you run your errands. Imagine the smiles you'll get at the check-out counter!

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    1. Thanks, Evelyn! I actually used to dress nicely on a daily basis when we lived in a milder climate, but here in Chicago we have to bundle up so much, I feel like it's not worth the effort a lot of the time!

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  5. If this isn't the cutest blouse ever! I love the fabric and the bow and the fit with skinny jeans - good job, Gail!

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  6. Yay! I like how it is figure-skimming rather than either fitted or baggy. I must get on and make mine!

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    1. Yes, I was a little surprised that it wasn't roomier, based on the description. But I do think it's the perfect fit and the pattern was a delight to work from!

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