I thought this blouse was finished a while ago but it was one of those that wasn’t quite right.
The fabric was in my stash and I can't remember where I purchased it from but the colours in it means I can wear it with navy, brown and olive skirts.
I ended up doing a burn test to work out what it might be and it is pure polyester although I find it quite comfortable to wear in the heat we have been having recently and it drapes well.
- put an invisible zip in the left hand side seam
- a tiny bias neckband, stitched on by machine and then handstitched in place
I wore it a couple of times and it just didn't look right and finally realised it was too long, only by 1cm but that perfect length was not there.
So I took the hem up and I thought I had a new top to wear. Not so!
On my pattern I had noted to shorten the back darts after seeing the pictures of this top, however I also did the same to the front darts (my blog post did say back only) which was a mistake as the top was falling away from my body, not a look that I like.
The top sat around for a few more weeks before I lengthened the front darts into the hem. I am glad I persisted in getting this right as it has been a great addition to my wardrobe.
2019 Stash Out: 1.5 m
2019 Stash In: 0 m