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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

BWOF 2008/06 - 105 Blouse

We had a number 8 typhoon warning up here this morning which means that all places of work are officially closed. While this is no doubt extremely inconvenient for some, for me it meant a lie in and a bonus few hours to finish up this blouse!

This is the sewing course pattern from June 08 BWOF, and is pretty easy to sew as long as you are comfortable sewing a collar and stand. I had to fuss with mine a bit to get it looking how I wanted, but got there in the end. Of course afterwards I remembered the tutorial site that Sigrid has created which has 2 excellent and different methods for attaching this type of collar.

My serger was not co-operating when I started this project so I finished all the seams by either flat felling or turning under and topstitching. The end result is unexpectedly interesting - it has the formality of a menwear shirt, feminine stylelines and sporty snaps as fasteners.



I did an FBA in this blouse as I normally do for BWOF woven tops and rotated the dart into the side gathers. However I think the gathers on the top yoke would probably have been sufficient and I don't really need an FBA - it sure feels like there is some excess fabric there but that is partly the design.

Overall I am pretty happy with how it turned out and will probably make another one in a print, it's a great summer shirt pattern. I've now completed 2 items from June's magazine before the month is over which must be some kind of record!

9 comments:

Erica B. said...

Great white shirt! You can't have too many of those!

Lindsay T said...

I like this! Must have overlooked this pattern when I was thumbing through the June BWOF.

Christina said...

This is so "easy chic"! I have an ivory linen set aside for this blouse, I'm excited to get to it now that I've seen yours.

Lashell said...

your blouse came out great....I plan on doing one in sheer black cotton batiste.

Summerset said...

Very cute - I was looking at this the other day. I might just have the right fabric, too.

melissa said...

That's such a fantastic shirt! All these fabulous versions popping up are really making me reconsider it... And hurrah for the flat-felled seams - David Coffin's Shirtmaking book has really shown me the way forward for women's shirts, too. ;)

Beth H said...

Hi! I'm glad to have discovered your blog. I really like the things that you've made. This shirt is really cute, and like others, I had overlooked it in the magazine. Thanks!

toy said...

this fits you perfectly
you have a great figure!

Vicki said...

Lovely! And I really like the zebra skirt in the previous post.