Woo hoo! First day back amoungst the living and it went okay. My glands have mostly gone done and I can breathe in and out so feeling pretty good, all things considered.
Certainly better than yesterday when I sheepishly took this photo:
I got dressed for the whole 30 seconds it took me to run and grab the mail from the mailbox. And “dressed” is probably exaggerating things – I threw my trench over the top of my nightie and ran out in bare feet.
This blouse was surprisingly easy to sew. It had some great reviews on PR and went together really quickly. It’s a bit of a hodge-podge of views but it’s great that all the different design elements are interchangeable. All the tops use the same bodice pieces which include gathering at the shoulder and bust, and the lower piece cut on the bias. The back has extends past the usual shoulder seam so appears like a yoke from the front. I used the sleeves from view D (I was lazy and couldn’t be bothered fitting a cuff) and the tie from View E.
The pattern has different cup size bust pieces, which I found totally useful in the McCall’s 6035 shirt and the Simplicity Amazing Fit dress, but in this one they appear to have adjusted the width of the pattern but not so much the length. Unfortunately this meant that I had the same issue as with RTW tops and the under bust seam was several inches too high.
It should be an easy fix though – next time I’ll just bring it down in front by two inches and I’ll also lengthen the midriff piece as I prefer a little more length there.
Fabric: $7.5 (1.5m @ $5/m – Spotlight)
TOTAL : NZ$20.50 / US$14.95