Another finished item and a much needed addition to my work wardrobe. I love this blouse so much that I've struggled to photograph it since I finished it over a week ago, as I've worn it so much.
As you can see from these crappy indoor photos, taken on a dark, rainy, wintery day (boo!), I'd already been wearing it for the day before finally managing to photograph it, so please excuse the wrinkles.
Pintuck Blouse pattern from Salme Patterns. The pattern was very straightforward with no real issues. You do need to add seam allowance, which is a bit of a pain, but not hard to do. The only changes I made to the pattern was to remove over an inch from the sleeve cap to reduce the gathers. I'm not really 'in' to big sleeves on my frame and this fabric isn't drapey like the chiffon on the pattern picture. I also added elastic to the sleeve cuffs - just because.
Melanie Atai. I think my love of Liberty is well documented on this blog and this design is definitely one of my favourites. I love that Liberty is so easy to sew with, it is cool in summer (which is most of our year) and I find that the more you wash and wear it, the easier it is to iron. Do you find that too?
So the question now - I have white thread on my overlocker, what can I find to sew with white before I change it again?..... I'm not afraid to change it, I know how, I just hate doing it. Is your sewing dictated by the thread colour on your overlocker or is it just me?
Fabric: 1m Melanie Atai Liberty inc part shipping $23
Pattern: Salme Pintuck Blouse $6
Thread, button and elastic from stash