Saturday, January 12, 2013

Tangerine Alma Blouse

When Sewaholic announced her new pattern, the Alma Blouse, I was very tempted as the cute neckline on View A had me intrigued so when the special was on, I jumped at the chance to purchase this pattern.

Due to the fitting issues I had with the Minoru and not being a pear shape, I realised that the Alma Blouse is very similar to my very modified TNT blouse, Vogue 8572 (OOP).  I traced off another copy of my TNT blouse pattern and then added the neckline detail from the Alma Blouse as well as drafting the facing pieces.

Next up was what fabric to use.  I've had this piece in my stash since 2003 so thought it would be a good time to use it as it was one of the 2012 Pantone colours (better late than never).

I'm not sure what the fibre content of this fabric is but polyester seems a very good choice, it takes a lot of pressing to get reasonable looking seams or darts using steam and a clapper and it frays like mad.

However after all of that I am rather pleased with this blouse.



The creases are from wearing this top all day.
This is my 2nd piece completed for SWAP 2013 - Everyday Collection.

It wasn't until I typed up this post that I seem to have a bit of a citrus theme going on, so do I continue it with the lemon blouse or make the brown denim style skirt out of linen?

I wonder which it will be Skype Emoticons

15 comments:

velosewer said...

I can already see you wearing a brown denim skirt.

Carol said...

I love the neckline and I can see why you wanted to make it. Great colour, too.

sdBev said...

Your blouse is gorgeous. Really turned out nice.

RhondaBuss said...

Th citrus colors look great on you, but go for the brown denim.

Debbie said...

What a lovely Alma blouse. The color looks great on you.

gwensews said...

That's very pretty, and a nice fit. I too, copy design details onto a TNT. Much easier than altering every pattern, again and again.

Beverly said...

Very pretty & that color looks great on you!

Judith said...

Just love that vibrant shade on you - great sewing of this top...J

BeaJay said...

Another great top - the brown skirt will go great with both tops and also a lemon top. Lovely.

Sue said...

Great colour and a very pretty top! This top will get a lot of wear and should look great under a jacket too.

Carolyn said...

Beautiful. I really like these citrus colours on you

Robyn said...

The Alma is a really great pattern and your version looks lovely. Your colour choice is really fun and it looks great on you.

Shelley Hesson said...

That neckline is sweet, and the color is awesome. I love the citrus theme. Go for the lemon.

Cherrypix said...

That neckline is so pretty on you! Love your citrus theme!

kbenco said...

The citrus shades really suit you, but won't they also look good with a brown denim skirt. You could make both!
The Alma blouse neckline is very pretty.