|Blousson Top Inspirations|
I narrowed it down to the Simplicity 5097. I wasn't sure about the neckline, I was wanting a scoop neck but I would try it and see how I liked it.
I over did the added ease. I drew a line from the shoulder perpendicular through the waist. I slid the pattern over 6" (which is 24" more fabric) thinking that the waist would have a nice gather effect.
|Simplicity 5097 Top|
|Simplicity 5097 Top|
I added 2" to the length of the bodice and made the peplum part 10-1/4" long.
I used a Rayon Challis that frayed like crazy. I forgot how much trouble woven fabric can be. Since I wasn't sure what to do about the fraying, I just pressed open the seams, turned each seam allowance under and stitched. There were 10 seams to do this too. The sleeves I just ironed a 5/8" seam and turned under and top stitched. I had thread and strings everywhere!
Too much fabric under my arm and waist.
The neckline was ok, It was a little wide and my bra strap kept showing.
It's a wearable muslin around the house if my sleeves don't get caught in everything.
Update: I gifted the top to a neighbor and she loved it!
Cut out all facing pieces in fabric and interfacing.
|Fabric facing piece|
|Interfacing pinned to facing|
|Interfacing sewn to fabric facing piece|
|Turn interfacing to wrong side of fabric|
|Press interfacing to wrong side of fabric|
|Finish the rest of the facing pieces the same way|
Version #2 I only added 2" at the waist circumference edging out to 3-1/2" at the hemline.
I shortened the neck width 5/8".
|Simplcity 5097 second version|
|Animal Print Challis|
|Simplicity 5097 Second Version|
|Kimono style sleeve|
|Back View-Need to add a button|
I like the length and peplum circumference of the top better than the first, The sleeves are perfect.
After cutting out all the pieces I serged around all sides of each piece. It helped with fraying and made the assembly less messy. I stitched with a 1/2" seam allowance since I cut off a little serging.
The neck is a little high in the center front, but it's wearable.
I learned how to make a thread loop for buttons from this tutorial. It was easier than I thought.
I want to make a knit version. I am thinking about FALL!
It's only 100 degree here!
Girl M. had her surgery. She's well but it took almost 4 days for her to recover. She's a typical teenager on her phone ALL the time! She complained that she couldn't text and hold her ice packs on her cheeks at the same time. I told her to get creative...........
This is what I found!
|Headband + icepacks = Happy texter!|
|Look at those cheeks!|
Until next time...............