Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sewing Therapy: This is More Like it!

Before:
After:


It worked and I love how it turned out!

Simplicity 3835 is SO my tried-and-true, go-to pattern from now on. I will alter it by using different sleeves and changing the bottom, all with that gathered neckline. Hey, I might even try pleating the front and putting elastic in the back only. Yea!

No adjustment to the sleeves from the first muslin were necessary, they fit these sleeve caps too. I remember that the original top was considered very loose by some people. Since they had back darts in the dress version of the pattern, I transfered them to the top and it worked great, I could still put it on easily.

The final fabric has been cut and I'm starting on it now. The goal is to wear it this week. Perhaps, sometime in the future, I'll resew the muslin with real stitches and dye it for a casual weekend shirt. Unlike the first muslin, this one is very comfortable to wear. You know you love a pattern when you can't stop posing for pictures!



First Sewing of the New Year

6 comments:

Mom2fur said...

That looks really pretty on you! I like those sleeves, especially.

drwende said...

Yay! It looks like almost exactly the same top, only this time all the proportions fall in line and it's mega-flattering.

Amy said...

Oh, it just looks lovely! Can't wait to see it in your fashion fabric.

scb said...

Great blouse! I really like the sleeves, and the way this one fits. I'm eager to see the finished one in the "real" fabric!

erika said...

Poet sleeves are SO hot right now. Way to go! Try adding a wide waist belt and a pencil skirt to complete the look.

madhatter said...

it's the muslin? it looked so fab, i had to look twice if i read right when you wrote about "the final fabric"...
love those sleeves!! ^-^