At the end of step 11 you have something that looks like this;
i.e. nothing like a blouse and everything like a cat mat
And then magically once you tie a knot at the centre front, just like knotting a ribbon, and stitch the remaining centre front and side seams, the beginnings of a blouse appear!
I'm now thinking about how to finish the back, it's supposed to button all the way up, but I may replace this with a short opening and a single button/loop opening at the top (making sure it fits over my head!). Once that's figured out and the hem is done I'll be finished, not bad going for me.
In todays non sewing spot, yesterday I went to one of HK's high end department store outlets and had one of those rare OMG retail moments. I've already bored my husband to bits about it so I will share here:- I found a soft, distressed, metallic leather jacket by Elie Tahari in my size reduced from HK$ 11,500 to HK$ 500 - thats around US$ 1,500 to $ 60 - BARGAIN! It didn't actually have the new price on the label just a coloured sticker - I rechecked the board explaining the what the stickers meant about 50 times before I went to the cash till I can tell you.
You're speaking my language.lol. Great find! And your blouse is looking really pretty. Lovely fabric.ReplyDelete
That is amazing! You lucky girl! It looks like it will go with everything and work across the seasons too.ReplyDelete
What a great bargain, especially for such a cool jacket! Your blouse looks beautiful --- and it has been cat-approved!ReplyDelete
Great score on the jacket! Now will the blouse work with the jacket or is my monitor's color off?ReplyDelete
Wow! What a score on that jacket! It should look good with the blouse, unless, as Carolyn said, my monitor is off.ReplyDelete
The blouse looks great.
Wasn't the knot fun to do?! Can't wait to see your version!ReplyDelete
Wow, what a bargain you got!ReplyDelete
That is a stunning jacket and I love the silk you used for the blouse. I'm sure you have access to some stunning fabric sources in HK!ReplyDelete
Fabulous jacket and wonderful silk blouse. Creativity and a sale, sounds like a perfect combination.ReplyDelete
I would be shouting it from the roof-tops if I picked up such a great bargain! Great jacket --- great price!ReplyDelete
The top is looking great.
hi, you blog very very beautiful, I like it. happy days...ReplyDelete
Gorgeous fabric you are using for your blouse. I can't wait to see the final result!ReplyDelete
What an amazing find! Dang. Glad you nabbed it up. The blouse is looking so beautiful!ReplyDelete
The blouse is looking really pretty and that jacket is ah-mazing!ReplyDelete
Ooo... I really like how the blouse is coming together! Love that jacket, too! Great find.ReplyDelete
I want a jacket just like that! Don't you just love finding a bargain? You can bore us with your bargains any day!ReplyDelete
Yes, please let us know if the two go together, because on my monitor it seems likely. Love the fabric of the blouse, it looks like if feels just as great too.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cat mat, I love that photo! Your jacket is breathtaking, so well put together.ReplyDelete
Soft distressed leather ..... yummmm! What a great buy!ReplyDelete
Allison... April 30th We are meeting our daughter in Seoul and flying on to Hong Kong. If possible could you email me suggestions for places to look for fabrics in Hong Kong? A friend sent me to your site...Love the sewing you have been doing. Cheryl Allison Garst. email@example.comReplyDelete