Monday, November 8, 2010

My new project: Rebecca Taylor Blouse

I hope you all had a happy weekend! I had a busy one! Saturday was the market/shopping/supermarket/cleaning day. We also went to a drink that was organized by the old people living in our building. It was fun to see them singing along to some old Dutch songs (that I had never heard...).

And Sunday, we went to a wedding kind of commercial fair to have a first idea of costs and other things. All I have learned is that everything becomes magically more expensive once to add wedding to it. Wedding flowers, wedding rings, wedding cake, wedding dresses, etc. Speaking of wedding dresses, they had a little fashion show, and to be honest, the dress did not look great. Too sparkly, too much tulle, too much tucks, too many layers, and the fabric did not look that great either.

Anyway, back to sewing! I have decided to sew a blouse that I could wear with trousers (all out) AND with skirts (tucked in). This is the Rebecca Taylor blouse:V1199. I ordered it back in august during a big Vogue sale.

The story is that I really liked the pattern, but it took me a while to find a nice fabric for it. At first, I thought about a flowy satin, or of a shirting fabric, but there was something that was not working in my mind. Last week, I had a flash: why not a nice jersey, the kind that does not stretch too much? And then it started!

At first, I wanted to remove the ruffles, but they actually look nice. The bodice is pretty straightforward. You sew the pleats, and then the sides together in french seams. But the sleeves are a bit trickier... Come back for more ;)

Here is a sneak peek of my fabric and button (a vintage one from my Grand Ma's stash ;)

'till tomorrow!


  1. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

  2. Hope your blouse goes well! Have a great week.


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