All Tied Up Blouse

I sewed this tie-neck blouse back in April and it has finally made it onto the blog. I have been wearing it all winter – so it’s a goodie! The pattern is the same as my other tie-neck blouse I made last year, bar a couple of minor tweaks. I raised the neck split a bit to make it […]

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An Ink Stain Print Blouse

Remember I bought some new fabric (oops – seven fabrics) on impulse recently?  Well I’ve been really good and sewn one piece up already.  I initially had this blouse/shirt pattern earmarked for some black viscose, but I had sewn sew much black recently that I started to feel guilty, and decided to make it up […]

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Fix-it Friday #1 – Remodelling a Baggy Blouse

My pile of items that need fixing or refashioning is shameful.  This is an area where I readily admit I procrastinate – badly.  I look at them, groan, and move onto something else! Some things need a major refashion, some things just need a button – whatever, there is a whole pile of garments that […]

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Tricks of the Trade: A Handworked Thread Loop

For the closure on my emerald silk georgette blouse I hand worked a thread button loop: Handworked thread loops have a nice discreet, lightweight finish and are great for delicate fabrics and areas where there is little stress placed on the closure.  They can also be worked in a straight line to form an eye […]

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Finished – Emerald Silk Georgette Blouse

With little practical sewing progress to report lately, it is good to accomplish one thing and feel a hint of achievement – in the guise of a new emerald silk georgette blouse: This is the one that I hand rolled the hem of the flounce on – Burdastyle August 2009 #117 Blouse.  The fabric is sheer […]

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