Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Modern blouse for Megan

I started this blouse last year for Megan's birthday. I got it part of the way done and wasn't pleased with how it was fitting. So I threw it into pile set it as side to finish some other time. The months slowly ticked by and Megan's birthday came and went again this past March. At the time I new I wanted to go a head and finish it for her, but between work and drivers ed. I didn't have any spare time. All that was left was constructing and setting the sleeves, buttons/buttonholes, and hemming the bottom. So, at last, I finished it!!

I used Simplicity 2501. Its a very straight forward pattern. Very simple to use and I understood the instructions perfectly. A nice accomplishment for someone such as myself. I usually just make up my own... :S :P I love the stand up collar and ties.
The only thing I don't really like about the pattern is the fact that it has bust darts (not sure what the technical name for them is? :-/). I can never seem to get them to lay right. The fabric is a plaid-like homespun that's been laying around for years. It was actually very nice to work with and is very soft, un-like some other homespuns. Thankfully I was able to find 9 matching buttons in our button collection. lol I was surprised to see how many we'd used since I last dug threw them.
As you can see it still doesn't fit to greatly, but maybe someday she'll grow into it. ;)
The back also has 2 darts, but they actually turned out pretty nicely so the don't really show. :)
I love the sleeves. There like cute little puff ones, but only have 2 box pleats on top and 1 on the bottom instead of a bunch of gathers.
Thanks so much for visiting. I've been spending alot of time in the sewing room and I'll have some things to show you soon. So don't be a stranger. ;)



Tara Janelle said...

Brooke, this is darling!! Love the fabric and the sleeves! :) It's good to see you back into blogging! I'll look forward to your coming posts about more projects you've been working on! :)

The Whitakers said...

Hey Brooke!
Long time no post! I'm happier than a bird with a french fry! You posted! Very nice! I loved the shirt. The fabric looks very 50s... Yummy! Looking forward to seeing you post more... :)

Brooke said...

Tara, thanks so much for the lovely comment. :)

Cherise, *sigh* I know. I'm working on it. If I'd ever get pictures I might be able to actually post about something. And then comes the problem. That I well...haven't really done anything worthy of showing. :( But I'm hoping to change that soon. :) (Now that we got the garden tilled up and I'll prolly be spending all my time out there.) Never the less I love seeing you happy so more posting it is. ;)


Tiff :o) said...

I just found your blog. What a great sister you must be. You have quite the talent with a needle!

Tiff :o) said...

I just found your blog and love it. What a neat sister you are and a great talent with the needle.