The Spring Top Sew- A- Long going on over at Made By Rae has inspired me to make some everyday blouses for spring and summer.
This is the third top I have made in the last two weeks. I draped it directly to my dress form. Pin, cut, baste. Pin some more, cut, baste. It's my favorite way to design clothes. Numbers and flat pattern making I don't enjoy!
I needed some practical pieces so this challenge is perfect. This past year I have made a lot of dresses. I made dresses for me, for my girls, and some for my vintage fashion show . The truth is, I usually throw my jeans on for most everyday dressing so these tops will definitely get worn!
I do get some stares around this podunk town when I show up at the grocery store in one of my handmade dresses. Seriously, this is the type of place wear people wear their pajamas to run errands in. I was at Mass the other day and someone showed up in their PJ's. The priest got pretty upset about it and ended up giving the crowd a lecture about the importance of wearing appropriate clothing to church. I was like,"Go Father! "
I wanted a peasant style blouse, but nothing boxy. If you are on the busty side, peasant blouses hang down from the bust giving a puffy appearance to the tummy and making the wearer look fatter. And no one likes that!
I made a seam under the bust to make the area under the bust more fitted.
It's cut on the bias so it drapes nicely.
This is the third blouse I am entering in the Sew- a- long.
This was my second top, the Birdy Top made from McCall's 5576 which was featured in the week one final vote on Wednesday.
By the way, my daughter told me today that no one says the word "blouse" anymore.
That's the first I have heard of that!
There is nothing like having a teenager to make you feel like a complete dork!