Friday, November 21, 2008

Yellow Blouse Finished

This blouse was started for the July Sew Along on Stitchers Guild, however it just didn't want to play and I finally finished it last week. I'm wearing it with the skirt and jewellery from the JCC contest.

This is the same blouse pattern Vogue 8572(OOP)that I made for the JCC contest and this time I wanted to try a piped neckline and shortened the sleeves to 3/4 to wear under my Channel jacket. I am reasonably happy with my first attempt of using bias strips and "rats tail" to make the piping and then getting it to sit nicely around the neckline.

I had a wonderful teacher at the ASG Convention in Brisbane last October who kindly sharerd some of her tips on piping so I am keen to try another as I really like the look of piped edges on necklines and sleeve hems.

This fabric is heavier than the Oyster Chamois I used for the JCC and somehow the top has ended up tighter (don't think the gym sessions would be making this much difference) so not sure what has happened here.


Alison said...

Looking good Sharon! Mine just needs hem and buttons and then a pic will be up.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sharon, great to see you are sewing, I am still considering. I love the fact that you have piped the neckline. Happy sewing

velosews said...

This top looks professional. I love the piping and how it fits on you. I'll try some piping on my next outfit. Keep going :)