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?
An unassuming shirt can be turned into any look you want. So I chose McCalls 6898 that the lovely Lynelle bought for me on her trip to Sydney this year. I couldn't let this pattern sit there for too long and gather dust.source From the line drawing, I liked the waist shaping.sourceAnd I fell for this … Continue reading Tech post – McCalls 6898
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