Tuesday, August 1, 2006


I'm calling it quits for a day or two on this blouse. I'm just plain sick of it right now. All that's left is buttons and buttonholes, which will turn out much nicer if I'm in a good frame of mind about it. So, I cut out and sewed a skirt tonight after I put aside the blouse. The stinkin' blouse took over two weeks. The skirt? An hour. Sigh. There sure is lot to be said for TNT patterns.

I like the blouse. But I'm just really, really tired of working on it. I'm an instant gratification kinda girl. It's looking pretty wrinkly in the photo, but it's linen so it's going to always look wrinkly. I also goofed on the collar. But kind of on purpose. The fringe is a strip that is applied as you sew the upper and lower collar pieces together (WS together) and because it's not bias, it doesn't really want to "bend" around the notch shape on the pattern. I don't hate the shape I ended up with, but I'd like it better if the notch was more defined. Oh well.

It also looks slightly "saggy" on my dressform. I think Zillie needs a day at the reshaping spa because, hard as it is to believe, her butt is bigger than mine and the back of the blouse hangs up on her but not on me. I'll get a pic of me in the blouse at some point after the buttons are done.

I really like the turquoise linen with the print of the skirt. The blouse also goes nicely with a few more things in my closet. Big surprise, right, since I've been sewing turquoise and green for a while now.


  1. I love the color and it does look nice, even though it was a huge pain in the butt!

  2. Looks great, Debbie, and it is such a lovely color. For all the hours you put in this project, I hope you are happy enough with the final result that you wear it many times. (P.S. Pretty skirt, too!)

  3. I'm like you - I like instant gratification when I'm working on a project, so I can completely understand about getting tired of working on your top.

    It is looking great though and I love the colors!


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