This is the third top I have made in the last two weeks. I draped it directly to my dress form. Pin, cut, baste. Pin some more, cut, baste. It’s my favorite way to design clothes. Numbers and flat pattern making I don’t enjoy!
I needed some practical pieces so this challenge is perfect. This past year I have made a lot of dresses. I made dresses for me, for my girls, and some for my vintage fashion show . The truth is, I usually throw my jeans on for most everyday dressing so these tops will definitely get worn!
I do get some stares around this podunk town when I show up at the grocery store in one of my handmade dresses. Seriously, this is the type of place wear people wear theirpajamas to run errands in. I was at Mass the other day and someone showed up in their PJ’s. The priest got pretty upset about it and ended up giving the crowd a lecture about the importance of wearing appropriate clothing to church. I was like,“Go Father! “
I wanted a peasant style blouse, but nothing boxy. If you are on the busty side, peasant blouses hang down from the bust giving a puffy appearance to the tummy and making the wearer look fatter. And no one likes that!
I made a seam under the bust to make the area under the bust more fitted.
It’s cut on the bias so it drapes nicely.
This is the third blouse I am entering in the Sew- a- long.
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