Tuesday, 6 October 2009
A Peasant Blouse for Myself
This one is made from the pattern I won in the giveaway by Denise from Whimsy Couture. I loooove the result. First time sewing my own garment and it's so gratifying!
What I love about Denise's pattern is her cutout method, which is brilliant! Saves so much pasting-pattern-pieces and cutting time. I made this one in size L (yes, I'm that size *sigh*) and fits me nicely. Oh, I have to mention, the tailoring strip trick is amazing! It gives the blouse a shapely curve, exactly how I like my clothes to be. The only thing I change when sewing this is I shirred the neckline instead of threading elastic. I also made it longer to fall mid thigh, a bit more tunic-like.
The only thing I'd like to change is the contrasting thread. I should have used a matching coloured one, but I'm just plain lazy here. The fabric here is locally purchased lightweight cotton. It's a bit busy for my taste. But I like it anyway. Mama mia!