Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Ruffle Blouse: Mission Complete
It's finished, and it matches my bathroom walls! Actually, it looks a little orange in this picture. Seriously, my camera hates this colour.
(Don't mind my pose. My landlord came out seconds before the timer ran down on my camera, and I was a little embarrassed!)
I love this shirt. I love the colour and the bib ruffles and just how comfy it is. I wore it out for lunch with the girls yesterday and it was ridiculously comfortable and cool. And I love that the pattern came with separate pieces for other cup sizes! :D
The top requires a button at the back of the neck. It turns out it's not really needed, since I can put it on quite fine without undoing it, but it's a pretty detail. I may yet hand-sew most of that gap closed, and next time I make this shirt, I'll cut the back piece on the fold. But for now, I love the flower button!
But I think my favorite part of this shirt is the details you can't see. I'm so proud of the finishing inside the shirt. I know it's pretty basic, but it's the first piece of clothing that I haven't left seams unfinished. It looks so good inside out! As I mentioned in the progress post, I finished the centre back with a french seam, and sewed on bias tape over all the other seams and facing edge. I also hand-stitched the bottom hem, and it looks so good that I wish I'd done it on the sleeve hems. Oh well, next time.
I almost want to wear it inside out! This is such a great top, I can't wait to make a second version! But that'll have to wait until after the wardrobe contest. :)