Scalloped goodness: The blouse progression.

I figured I'd start off the month with some B-52's. 'Bouncing off the Satellites', to be precise.

Ah, it's good to be back in the old clothes again. All that blue was turning my breath minty fresh :)


I altered the scalloped blouse pattern from earlier in the week. Just cleaned up some lines and altered the back so that droop beneath the under arm would lessen.


I'm frankly surprised at how fast these come together.


It's really a day project, if that once the pieces are all cut out. On this one I used some wool crepe that I've had for at least 8 months. I was going to use it for another pattern, kind of as a test, because I don't think the color works too well with my skin tone, but I wanted to make this blouse again, and I don't think this blouse would work in a stiffer fabric. It drapes best with something drippy.

What I did differently was I hand basted the gathers. That spaces them out more and makes them softer. I'm really liking the progress on this one and I'll be done shortly.

On another note...

I thought this would be a good time to take stock of where I am with this blog. Don't worry, this isn't a find myself query. I'm curious to know if there is anything you, my awesome reader would like me to cover. Any projects you'd care for me to tackle? Any things you'd like me to research. I am thinking of doing a burn test/fiber evaluation post soon, but other than that, it's my projects as usual.

Opinions welcome!

5 comments:

  1. Well it's an odd coincidence, but I clicked over with the mind to specifically ask you a question... and then you asked for questions. Weirdness.

    My question is (without going back and reading every single old post, which I apologize for not doing): "Do you wear these dresses all the time for everyday?" Because you're prolific (of which I'm highly jealous) and seems like you must have a good-sized wardrobe. Just random curiosity.

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  2. Oh yes please to a burn test, I've just bought some fabric and I think it's wool, but I'm not sure. I've read about burn tests, but it would be nice to see one done.
    By the way, I've just stumbled across your blog and I just love it! Your Catalogue Sundays are fantastic, and I'm looking forward to reading your archives at my leisure.

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  3. How about a tutorial on making a sloper? I watched "Runway" once and they seemed to stress the importance of one...I think I have the general idea of one but when you start talking numbers, degrees, angles....I get lost. I want to learn to do more than the basic sewing I know now. I have The Mister talked into making a duct tape body of me (THAT didn't take much asking!) so I am slowly progressing :)
    By the way, due to internet connections or lack thereof (it's not always good enough to get pics to post) but for Mend It August, I did hem three skirts, one dress, two pants, refashioned a pair of new loose pants into awesome highwaisted capri's and adjusted the seams on anothe pair. The MIster thought it would be easier for me to loose a few pounds...I just gave him the stink eye and he was quiet ;)

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  4. Hmmm....I dont know if I would be the best person to do a sloper tutorial. Mine are VERY low tech, and I know nothing about angles and such.

    I got a lot of my into from the online archives at Threads Magazine.

    Beangirl, Ill try and do a post on my closet(s) later in the month :)

    Keep those questions coming!

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