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.
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.