It's just a star wars thing we share.Mr V got his wife-made shirt a few years ago using a vintage Vogue pattern. He loves his BBQ shirt and only wears it on special occasions, like today.Yes he looks uncomfortable because I asked him to cross his arms. Some women are so pushy!Two days ago I … Continue reading May the 4th be with you
This Strawberry thief print was a remnant from my previous White Tree Fabrics dress. It's too lovely to let languish in the fabric stash so it's now a shirt (McCalls 5433).Work lookThe original plan was to make a short-sleeved shirt, but there was enough for a basic long-sleeved shirt. I can always roll up the sleeves when I … Continue reading Liberty love
When is a blouse not a shirt? Uhm. I'm not too sure but I can say this shirt/blouse got me through PR's Sewing Bee for Round 1.Can you see the stress on my face? I avoid contests where possible.This fabric from White Tree Fabrics UK, was originally earmarked for a wrap blouse, until Round 1 was … Continue reading Shirt or blouse?
Here's the Equestrian tail coat blouse that I wanted to create for my February Minerva make.I decided to use a basic McCalls blouse pattern as the basis instead of finding the exact pattern.So the test version above confirmed the fit and then I did a rough redraft of the neckline based on my line drawing.Line … Continue reading Tech notes: Equestrian tail coat blouse
This blouse is sitting on top of its sister shirt dress.Most of my tops are knits and now I've gone back to making blouses using wovens and adding sewing techniques I've learnt y'all in the online sewing community and Peggy Sagers webcasts. She's been doing free sewing webcast since December 2010 and I sew my collars using her … Continue reading Spring shirt – McCalls 5433
This print fabric has strong colours and reminded me of the orchids in Singapore. I bought the fabric locally and it was the first shirt dress I made this month, before the vintage military dress.Shirtdress:This blue work version made earlier is worn to work (a lot) so I had to make it again. The original plan was to … Continue reading Spring shirtdress – McCalls 5433
PR is running a fitted blouse contest that I'm managing from 1 - 31 March."Contest Theme: Cut, sew, model and review a fitted blouse to showcase fitting skills."Pattern magic collar on Butterick 5538So while there are some key elements your blouse needs to meet to qualify for this contest, if you already have a fitted … Continue reading Fitted blouse contest on PR