Saturday, January 21, 2012

Almost there!

I started sewing the 1940s blouse yesterday, and today I managed to finish all but the hand stitching of the hems.  It's not that easy to see the details in the photo though, because it's another grey day here:

I'm pretty happy with it.  The fit is good, and this silk was actually a pleasure to work with, as long as I worked slowly and carefully.  My only real issue was that I ran out of thread midway.  I cut the size 10 with no modifications, and the bust isn't as roomy as the pattern lets on, but I think for me that's a good thing.


  1. The construction on this is pretty simple. If I didn't have to control the slipperiness of this fabric all the time, I could knock this out in a couple of hours! But the silk is totally worth it. I feel so luxurious when I put it on!

  2. You are a brave woman to work with silk!! It looks incredible.

  3. I have to admit I was kind of scared, because my last two projects with silk weren't winners. But it's been OK this time, knock on wood!

  4. It looks great on the hanger but I want the weather to cooperate so that you can show us a picture of you wearing it.


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