... that's okay. When it's done, I have the perfect knob that I bought in Astoria last September on my way home up the Oregon coast. The store only had one. I bought it thinking I'd find the right space and hopefully the desk is it. Today, I'll repair the sliders and put the drawers back in and then I can start pretty-ing up the room.
I finished the out of print Butterick 5678 blouse yesterday morning. There are a few tweaks to improve it even further and overall I'm quite happy with how it turned out. Since I haven't worn a woven blouse in ages, wearing it will be the real test of success.
Here it is on Millicent. The fabric is still a bit stiff and them hemline seems a bit stick-y-out-y. I think that's only a matter of a few wash and wears and then it'll settle down. Denim is like that.
This is the "ribbon" I used to stencil the collar with. I know it's the by-product of creating something else - confetti I think - but I'm not actually sure what this is called or even where to buy it. This piece was given to me and it's eventually going to wear out. Hopefully they have more at the dollar store.
I am particularly fussy about sleeves and like them to hang right without unnecessary wrinkles. If you look at my arm shape, you can see that the outline moves outward from a narrow shoulder to a fuller bicep. Even though I basted the first sleeves in and they looked okay, after I'd sewn the underarm seam I didn't like the way the sleeves hung. There were a lot of wrinkles and these types of pulls typically mean not enough cap height.
Above is the second sleeve. I added 1 1/2" to the cap height and it's significantly better. I'll add another 1/2" next time and I think that'll be about perfect.
Here's the underarm without the sleeve. I want to make a sleeveless version of this top. For that, I'll raise the underarm at least an inch and reduce the ease at the side significantly to have the garment fit closer to the body. I may also add another inch to the finished length. What do you think?
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - a wearable woven blouse
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