Hello everyone! I hope you are all feeling great. Here, I had a pretty big Dutch exam, which I passed with a very nice grade. I am also preparing for the new job starting on Thursday... Brrr... I am feeling a bit stressed, but it is a good stress. I have no clue ow I will get organized. I will be away from home until 18:30. Then, I will have to do daily stuff, and find 20 hours per week at least to work on my Dutch course. And I really should start thinking about organizing our wedding. When will I sew???
Very dear readers, I need your help. I am sure that a lot of you have a job, children, and a lot of obligations. How do you make time for sewing?
Enough with the complaining, and let's get to work! If you remember well, I have been in a blouse sewing frenzy since Me-Made March started. Today, it is time to uncover the last installment of the blouse trilogy. I used a pattern from Burdastyle magazine (4/2010). This is a blouse that has a flounce detail around the neckline. I used a polka dot flowy fabric that comes from my grand-ma's stash. Pink and grey. I also used grey bias.
The pattern was very straightforward and the bust darts were at perfect height. Although, I have made a few changes.
(a) Of course, I upgraded the whole thing... As every Burda non-plus size pattern, it grades only to a 44 and I obviously need way much more.
(b) I cut a second yoke to line the inside.
(c) I lengthened it (5 centimeters) to make it long enough to wear on top of trousers/jeans.
(d) I used bias all around the neckline, armholes, and the flounce.
(e) I have sewn in 2 hooks and eyes to hold the cleavage in place (it goes down down down!)
(f) I have deepened the back darts, to adjust the sway-back.
I am very happy that it works great with cardigans, and also with vests. It also work equally good with skirts and jeans. It is long enough for jeans and is also pretty when in it tucked in a skirt.
I also wanted a blouse that would take me through summer. And, indeed, it is light enough to keep you fresh. I can assure you that because we wanted to take pictures outside and it was 8 degrees or so (Celsius). Brrrr, I still shiver when I think about it.
And that's it!
What do you think?
Any tips about how to incorporate sewing in busy days?