Friday, July 1, 2011

Blouse #2

I finished my blouse late last night, and wore it today up to Nashville. I once again made a few mistakes, and I think I needed the size smaller, but there's always room for improvement. 



One thing I think I need to fix a bit is the darts. I'd never done darts before and because the shirt is a bit too big the darts come out just a little bit too much, so I'll probably try and fix that.






I can't wait until I get familiar enough with sewing that patterns don't scare me any more. As of right now they still make me nervous and I'm always convinced I'm doing something wrong, but I think I'm getting better. 

Tyler and I are here in Nashville with my family now, I think we're going to watch The Trip tonight (it looks hilarious), and then hit the hay early.

I hope you all have fantastic 4th of July weekend!

xo,
 Em

12 comments:

  1. I love it! It looks perfect for the Summer heat, and it's wearer is as lovely as ever. :)

    Remember, it's always easier to downsize a garment than to make it bigger. Last Winter I made a gored skirt that ended up being 2 sizes too big so I just cut the gores and redid the seams. Now it fits like a dream! Happy sewing!

    Lynae

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  2. Gorgeous! You did a fantastic job. I cannot sew whatsoever... I am learning crochet though! ;) Also, thank you for stopping by my blog. I love yours! Totally a new follower. :D

    Hope your 4th of July is rockin'!

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  3. Good job!

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  4. It looks adorable, I love the gingham material you've used! x

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  5. Thanks for stopping by! Your blog looks fab: beautiful photos and great style!

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  6. It looks really good! That makes me wanna start sewing clothing again. Darts are demons, yours came out awesome.

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  7. wow, you made this?? great job! x

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  8. I love gingham patterns! And this color is just divine for a summer day! Beautiful.

    forte-espressivo.blogspot.com

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  9. The blouse you made has such a cute pattern ^^ I really feel like taking sewing classes thanks to you ^^ x

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  10. darts are really hard but the more you do them the better you will get! i think it turned out really nice and i just love the small check pattern! great job sweetie!

    xo,
    cb

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  11. Ooh, I'm just about to take a sewing class so I can finally come to grip with patterns! They are scary, aren't they?! I like your blouse, though, you did a good job with the concealed zip at the back!

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