Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Blouse "o". My Back 2 Basics white shirt.

 



I'm linking my completed blouse up with The Creative Counselor, who, this week, is sewing some basic garments for herself. There's nothing more basic than a simple, white blouse. At least, once you've deciphered the pattern!

Yesterday I showed you how I negotiated sewing from a Japanese pattern without knowing any Japanese. (Pattern "o" Girl's Sassy Clothes by Yuki Araki) Today, it's rainy, grey and I have neither a tripod nor a remote control for the camera. But I took my blouse off (yep, been wearing it a fair bit) gave it a quick iron and took some shirt-on-a-hanger pictures to share.


The fabric is a textured cotton from The Fabric Store and is just the softest, most divine fabric I've worn. I would like all my clothes, my pyjamas and my bedsheets to be sewn from this stuff!


For the neckband facing I chose a scrap of check shirting (leftover from this shirt for P). I wanted a contrast fabric for the sake of the tutorial pictures, but also cause a bit of bias check inside a neckline just screams classy shirt to me.


I used the overlocker and finished all seams together which is nice and quick. After the internal disaster of my Passport Jacket, I'm happy to be able to photograph the inside of this shirt and feel quite pleased:


The other Back 2 Basics that I should get around to sewing this week is a long sleeve merino T-shirt for the cold weather we're having. Boringly, the other basic I've promised to do is sew some blackout curtains for one of the consulting rooms at work. Katie (The Creative Counselor) thought she might be sewing alone as basics aren't very sexy when it comes to sewing blogging, however I can't see anyone managing to sell the idea of Sew Curtains Week.  Ho hum, but they must be done.

10 comments:

  1. That is a very pretty inside (and out!) :) I like the contrast binding inside the neck as well.

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    1. Thanks, I'm truly quite pleased with it.

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  2. very lovely! The contrasting band in a nice touch too.

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    1. Thanks Sharon. It's those little things that make something feel less homemade.

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  3. Wow, you are rocking the sewing for yourself. I'm so impressed! This looks so professional, too!

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    1. This would be a great pattern for a "plank". I don't have much of a bust but while it looks like it should be good for bigger busted women I think it starts to pull a bit weirdly around the yoke and would need adjusting. With slim trousers it would be lovely on a skinnier frame.

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  4. Oh, this turned out so nicely. I really love the hint of bias check at the neckline. Sooooo nice. I'd love to see it on!

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    1. Thank you. You'll be inundated with photos of me as soon as I can get some daylight and a photographer, I've been sewing up a storm!

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  5. Such a great blouse. The yoke on this reminds me of the Esme Blouse I made a while back. That then reminds me that I never adjusted the fit on that and tried it again. Ahhh well, maybe one day.
    A great basic white blouse will never be left in the wardrobe!

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    1. Just found that and you know I think the wider yoke on that one might work better. The fact that this one sits to the inside of my boobs makes them look like they're further apart. I admire anyone who has enough patience to do things over and over to get it right. I have two wearable versions of this blouse and now I think I'm ready to move on...

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