Finished blouse, y'all.

This morning I'm listening to my favorite Violent Femmes album, Hallowed Ground. It has three of my *absolute* favorite VF songs on it; Country Death Song, Jesus Walking on the Water (AUTOHARP!!!), and It's Gonna Rain. Awesome stuff!

Onto other news. I constructed the blouse yesterday. Once the collar is completed, the rest of the top just falls into place. I put a bit more curve in the lapels because I had to piece them, but that only adds to the sassyness.

I like the hint of white from the feedsack cotton showing beneath the collar. I think it brakes up the print on the fabric just enough.

The buttons were a big choice.

Like with the facing, I was just going to use some generic nondescript buttons. Then I got to thinkin', I'm saving my good buttons for fabric like this! D'uh! I decided on my great red vintage ones, glass mind you.

They compliment the wagon wheel look of the fabric perfectly. I'm very pleased with that.

I also got to put the pocket on this one. On the last one I added too much gather to the bodice, so the pocket stuck out. With a bit of positioning I was able to add the pocket just fine. A friend asked why the pocket was so high. I said its 2" above the nipple, and about an inch below the collar bone. I'd say thats pretty perfect. People are so used to pockets being so low.
Same with jeans.

But in any account the blouse is complete. Also, looking in my stash, I found some white rayon! Like 5 yards of the stuff, so I don't have to make dickies of the other rayon I have, I can make complete blouses, yay!
I'm starting on the palm tree rayon today. Squeeee!!!

Finished images of the gray rayon blouse are on NVL.

8 comments:

  1. Looks great. Love those buttons!

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  2. Cool buttons and a very fine blouse!

    I have quite a few sets of vintage glass buttons but have yet to use them. My fear is how they might survive (or not) in the washing machine. I guess with vintage rayon, it would be hand wash anyway (there's a lesson learnt the hard way in my case...), but has anyone ever washed glass buttons in a washing machine, and have they come out alright?

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  3. Those buttons are amazing, as is the blouse.

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  4. This blouse is never touching a washing machine. :)
    I'd remove glass buttons if you machine wash the garment. Wood too. Well, remove wood buttons anyway.

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  5. That's a really, really pretty blouse! I love the vintage glass buttons, too. (drool!)

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  6. Really beautiful work! I love the buttons, and the look of the whole blouse.

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  7. Lovely, I'm in love with 40s designs too! It's so cool that you've made it from gorgeous 40s fabric too!

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