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« on: January 12, 2010 09:44:29 PM »

I LOVE this blouse! This is the first time Iíve cut a garment on the bias. I drafted the pattern myself, the only way I make things nowadays. When I did the neckline and the hem I was somewhere in the lovely grey area between tipsy and drunk, so thatís my favorite part. Gots to have my rum.



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All the fabric is 100% cotton. The floral fabric is pretty thin, and if I were to wear anything dark under the shirt it would be visible. Like I said, itís cut on the bias, and there are darts in the front and the back that give it a fit that I love. One of my favorite things about this blouse is that it was all made of scrap fabric. The only thing I bought for this project was the cording that went into the green piping, so I spent about $.75 on my new favorite shirt. Incidentally, the green floral is leftover from the first garment I made without a pattern, a dress way back in early 2006.



Working with the bias definitely presented its own special set of challenges. Making the front and back darts even took a surprising amount of time. The original sketches for this shirt included sleeves, but once I attached them I wasnít wild about the look, plus is made the body of the blouse fit very differently than it had without sleeves. I love the way the armholes came out and impressed myself with how neat the piping and red trim came out.

I made the black pants too, and no pattern for that either. I canít remember ever having owned black pants before. I wish Iíd been able to find some heavy weight fabric with a bit of stretch in it for these. Hopefully in LA I will find some awesome material to cover my butt in.


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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2010 10:14:52 PM »

Very nice. I LOVE the green piping on the blouse.
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2010 10:48:43 PM »

That is an extremely nice blouse, I like it a lot - well done! 
I particularly like the piping with the trim - great work!
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2010 07:07:49 AM »

I really like your shirt, your piping and trim look great!
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2010 07:10:53 AM »

Wow great job very brave to cut on the bias and also to create something with out a pattern. So cute. And I love the color combo.
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2010 12:09:40 AM »

Love that shirt so much! It is so cute.
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2010 10:57:03 AM »

Thanks guys! I'm pleased as punch with the way this turned out. The process didn't present any impossible challenges either. Right now this is my favorite shirt, until I make the next one!
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2010 06:24:43 PM »

Love the way the piping turned out! Good work!
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