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Silk Crepe Bellini Blouse

I can't believe I've been sitting on these photos for  two  three weeks already. Time does fly doesn't it! I also don't seem to have been sewing at all in the past two weeks, though I am working on a dress currently. This is a picture heavy post. I made another Bellini blouse, this time in silk crepe which I got in the remnant bin at Britex. It was a good 2 yards as well, so I have enough for a sleeveless top or accents on another top or something similar! As mentioned last time, the pattern needed some changes. I was too lazy to retape the pattern together, so instead I modified the existing one: I extended the bust circumference by about 1 inch, and increased a bit more at the hips. I did this by keeping the shoulders the same and cutting and extending into the armhole. Then, I remade the armhole curve. It worked ok, especially in the back. I should have made the armhole deeper in the front though. I'm standing crooked in this picture, but the b

Sewing #throughglass #1

It's a bit silly that the first videos I took through Glass were of a mistake... but I did a whole video of it nonetheless. The problem was that I sewed the pockets on the wrong side of the skirt. Here's the full video below. I also published the individual videos that make this one up on my YouTube channel in a playlist, which you can access here.

Wearability Report: Silver Afternoon Blouse

I'm looking at clothes I made after I got a chance to wear them a few times, and report on how it went. I'm calling this the wearability report , where I'm listing the good & bad workmanship, the pattern merits & faults, the fitting strengths & failures, and following up with a general wearability score for the garment on a 1 to 10 scale, and general thoughts on it, a few months after it was made. This summer I made two Afternoon blouses, with fixing some fitting issues between the two makes. The second version, in silver linen, I blogged about here . Let me start by saying - I love this version of the blouse, and it has been one of my most successful makes this summer . The first version I'm not super happy about, with the dreaded front-sway/bib issues, but I managed to fix that problem. It's also lucky that this one has enough ease and my strength training this summer hasn't really been a problem in terms of fit. It is one of the first thin