Tuesday 18 March 2014

Cream blouse finished

 I finished the Simplicity blouse today, it is an amazing fit pattern and agree it really is an amazing fit blouse,
it does feel and look  lovely on, no pulling across the bust, perfectly fitted across the back and no peeking at the side where the button closes, it is wonderful! I usually have to make a full bust alteration on a pattern to accomodate my 34DD bust but I did not need to do that with this pattern as it was done for me.
Once I had the buttonholes stitched and the buttons added  I washed and dried it and then gave it a good pressing although I must admit the sleeves were quite fiddly to iron.  

My tailors dummy boo boo. 

When I purchased this tailors dummy the left boob was a bit squashed, so now if I put anything on the dummy it never looks quite right on the left side (looking at the photo) I really should have returned it but did not think it would be as bad as it actually is.  

Can you see what I mean? The blouse fits perfectly on me but not on the lopsided dummy!  
I will post another photo of this blouse when I am wearing it.

I love the detail on the sleeve, it did not call for shoulder pads in the pattern but I decided to add them as I have quite narrow shoulders and need to have the balance of shoulder pads to get the right look. 

I love this pattern so much I am now going to make it in this blue cotton fabric, this is slightly thicker than the cream fabric which is a blessing because I like my cottons to be a bit thicker and crisper for a more structured look. 
I made view B but may do view C next time, I don't usually do frills as I have quite a full bust but I think I will get away with it on this blouse because of the fit, I will see how it appears at the fitting stage.
Until next time, happy stitching!  

Wednesday 12 March 2014

Cream blouse

On my cutting table at the moment is this cute little blouse, I am making view B without the ruffle.
I have cut it out and done quite a bit of stitching on this, here is what I have done so far.

 I love these amazing fit patterns as they allow you to alter the pattern to fit your figure, I have quite a full bust but narrow shoulders so I am able to get a really good fit using this pattern. I cut a size 12 and followed for the DD cup size. 
 I did wonder how the pocket would look trying to get a good fit over all the bust fabric but it looks quite nice.  The fabric choice is not my favourite, it is a little too thin for my liking I usually like a crisper cotton that is a little bit thicker but it looks ok. I think I used a quilting weight cotton when I made the pink blouse and that did turn out just perfect.    

 This is the finishing on the inside, I did a zigzag stitch and cut close to the stitching for a neat finish, mmmm, I feel it is now time I bought myself an overlocker.

 I will be putting the sleeves in this over the next few days and then doing the buttonholes, hopefully it should be finished soon and then I will be cutting out a dress pattern, I bought the fabric quite a while ago for a summer dress for this year. 

If you would like to take a peek at my updated craft  room photos you can see them over at my cross stitch blog here.   

Until next time................. happy stitching!

Tuesday 31 December 2013

Father Christmas Mug Rug for the holiday sewing contest.

Hi everyone, here is my Father Christmas Mug Rug that I have made for the pattern review holiday sewing contest, I do hope you like it!

Friday 31 May 2013

Pink Blouse finished - Simplicity 2215

I finished the pink blouse I started last week, this is a record for me, I usually take much longer but the real reason was because I was hoping to get it finished in time for the deadline for the Natural Fabrics Contest on Pattern Review here. This is the first time I have entered a sewing contest, it was fun having a deadline to adhere to as it made me focus my mind to get it finished.

Sunday 26 May 2013

My new craft room finished and stitching in progress

Hi everyone, here is my new craft room ready to get stitching in! This is the sewing  section where I set out my sewing machine and cut out the patterns.