Tuesday, August 20, 2013
The Portrait Blouse
I have finished something. Yeah! First time in a while!
This is my version of the Portrait Blouse from Gertie's New Book For Better Sewing.
The fabric is a soft lawn like fabric that drapes nicely. I picked it up for about $3/m on sale at the Peterborough Fabricland a while ago when we were visiting friends at their cottage. I originally had a blouse with ruffles in mind, but then remembered I am not a ruffles person, so when I saw the Portrait Blouse, I knew it would be a better style for me.
With side bust darts and two tucks at the front and two at the back, this sleeveless blouse is very quick and easy to stitch up. For the sleeves and bottom edge I did a very narrow hem and the neck has a facing.
I tried it both untucked and tucked in and both ways look good I think. I will be able to wear it with trousers or a skirt for work, under a little jacket
Now off to finish the Pencil Skirt, also from Gerties Book! Just the hand stitched hem to go.