Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Primary Colors


With the leftover fabric from this dress, I decided to make myself a blouse.  I just love getting two projects from one length of fabric!!


But which pattern?


I have yet to find my perfect blouse design.  At this point, I am not even sure what I am looking for.  But I did like Butterick 6217 as soon as I saw it.


So that seemed like a good place to start.


The top ended up a perfect match for my red linen skirt.  It was a great outfit for a graduation event on a very hot day.  Oh, how I love natural fibers!  Sitting on plastic chairs surrounded by synthetic turf . . . not so much.


The pattern was very easy to put together, although the sleeve has too much ease to fit into the armhole.  The design does not have a gathered cap according to the technical drawing, so I had a bit of a fight to get it stitched in properly.  But all's well that ends well.


Now if I could only find some solid colored fabric I really like, I just might have to make another . . .


Blouse:  Made by me, Butterick 6217
Skirt:  Made by me, Butterick 4792
Shoes:  Børn
Earrings:  Kate Spade

16 comments:

  1. Both blouse and skirt are adorable! I am curious, when you made the blouse, did you use your standard size? I was a bit disappointed when I received this pattern and realized how much wearing ease is built into it. But the finished blouse looks actually great and not loose fitting at all!

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    1. Thanks, Susanne!

      I did use my standard size 12. The finished garment has quite a bit of ease (it is described as loose fitting). The bias cut ties make it possible to cinch in the bust area a bit. I probably should have stayed the neckline a bit, but other than that, the loose fit does not bother me. Although I will say I would never wear it without tucking it into a waistband!

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    2. Thanks for your reply, Laura Mae!

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  2. Very nice job of using up extra fabric.

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  3. All that sly twirling has been duly noted.

    (loudly and over-enuncitiated) DU-LY NO-TED!!

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  4. Oh my what beautiful twirling action! And the yellow floral with red...oh yes it looks fantastic!!!

    JJ
    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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  5. Wonderful outfit and I love the twirl pictures!

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  6. Very pretty, I've had my eye on this blouse, but is it designed for a b cup in which case I would need a fba, and that looks fiddly!

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    1. I am not very familiar with FBA, but I don’t think this would be too difficult. It is really just a basic blouse with a princess dart and side seam dart in the bodice front. The tie is nothing more than a shaped bias piece that gets stitched into the side seam. That piece would probably have to be widened, but if that is what has you worried, I would say, go for it! I think the tie will actually work well for a fuller bust because it eliminates gaping at the buttonholes by taking the stress off the center seam.

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  7. I always like to come by and see what you're up to, and I'm never disappointed. I love the ambitious projects you take on, as well as the simpler ones, too, which you execute with such excellence. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing.

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  8. This is a great blouse. Will be making a note of the pattern. You'd be able to pair this will all sorts of coloured skirts

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  9. Splendidly pretty outfit! I adore the fullness of that skirt. It would swirl around until dizzy each time I put it on, if I had one like it. :)

    Wishing you a terrific weekend,
    ♥ Jessica

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  10. I such a cute little top on you! The whole ensemble is lovely.

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  11. I love your twirly photos! The neckline of your blouse is lovely.

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