Thursday, May 14, 2009

Weekend Sewing: Summer Blouse

I bought Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross a few weeks ago. I feel like I must have been the last person on the planet (or at least in blogland) to get this book. And I'd been wanting it for a yesterday I made the Summer Blouse. I used some pink and green seersucker that I bought last week at Joann's. I added an inch to the bottom of the shirt--Mama's gotta have full coverage, don't you know.

For the placket, I cut a piece of the fabric on the bias. I also shortened the placket quite a bit, but I cut the opening too wide. Since I couldn't slip-stitch the bottom of the placket together (as the directions tell you to do), I used a strip of fabric to fill in the gap.And I absolutely love it! The whole thing went together pretty quickly, and the sizing was good (I made a small). Over the weekend, I had tried to make the Yard Sale Wrap Skirt, and that was almost a complete disaster. It was great to have a good experience with this project.

In fact, I raided my stash and found more fabric to make another! It's already cut...this could be my new summer wardrobe.


Journeying Five said...

I really like. And true confessions...i haven't bought the book yet. I have wanted to, but it is still on my Amazon list. So you aren't quite the last, if that is any consolation.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Cute top!! I don't have the book either :)