Friday, August 10, 2012

New WIP & Winning!

So, for all of you out there who assumed I was done with all of that white and red rayon I used for my latest wedding guest dress, well...you're wrong. Sorry! I have just enough left to squeeze out a blouse I've owned the pattern for forever but haven't gotten around to trying until now - Simplicity 2154!

There have been loads of ridiculously adorable versions of this cute blouse popping up all over the place. Have you seen Scruffy Badger's, Liz's, and Alana's? Just to name a few.

Someday, I'll make the skirt too.


Sleeveless bow blouse


I've been a bit busy since returning from vacation and am preparing to participate in more wedding festivities (and will be wearing my Milly Wedding Guest Dress) this weekend, so progress here will be slow. Hopefully it will be a relatively quick project, though - it's just a blouse!


Laying out pattern - I just LOVE my huge pincushion from A Fashionable Stitch


So far I've only cut everything out and not done any actual sewing yet, but I'm excited to get started! Even though I'm repeating the fabric from my last project, it'll be nice to be working on something smaller scale than a party dress. Also, I've been noticing a lack of cute, wearable tops in my wardrobe, so I'm hoping this blouse will help me in that area.

Also of interest, I just recently won (my first) giveaway over at Seams Sustainable!  Dee, who blogs there, is a super talented sewist (she's creating her own wedding dress!) who also excels in other crafts, like jewelry making. To celebrate her 100th blog post (congrats, Dee!), she gave away a lovely pair of handmade earrings made from reclaimed faux pearls and faceted glass.


weird lighting - doesn't capture the sparklyness!

I'm thrilled to have won a giveaway and feel like I really lucked out with this one. Can't wait to wear these to a fancy occasion - thanks, Dee!

18 comments:

  1. Oooh, your blouse is going to be amazing!!! I have this pattern too and I keep wanting to make it, but have been getting distracted by other projects and the Olympics ;o)

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    1. Thanks, Marie. I know what you mean about getting distracted!

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  2. i love that pattern - it puts me in mind of Pan Am (loved that series - so disappointed they aren't making more).

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    1. I LOVED watching Pan Am! The wardrobe was awesome.

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  3. I can't wait to see howit turns out, the neckline is great!

    On aside note, did you see previews for a new show starting this fall called "Vegas". It's all about the origins of LV. Think of the great upcoming costumes!

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    1. I haven't seen that but it sounds great!

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  4. This is such a lovely pattern, I'm looking forward to seeing the finishd blouse!

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  5. Can't wait to see this! Love that fabric!

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  6. That blouse is on my list as well -- can't wait to see your version! Are you going to interface the bow? I know you have already cut out your pieces, but your comment about your dots running on your last post got me thinking -- I sometimes use a little white vinegar in the final rinse when I prewash my fabric to help set bright colors. Maybe this would help keep your dots from running if you treated it after construction and before wearing? You can use the vinegar in your fabric softener dispenser or just dump it into the tub during the final rinse. Hope this helps :)

    Katrina

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    1. I'm not planning to interface the bow, actually...I want it to be floppy, haha. I definitely want to try your recommendation for using vinegar! I'll be sure to share how it turns out. Thanks!

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  7. Wow this pattern is gorgeous, I'm definitely adding it to my list! Love the fabric, looking forward to seeing it all done! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Ugh, I LOVE bow blouses. I can't wait to make one myself. I shall live vicariously through you!

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    1. I know! This will be my first, so I hope it turns out well. :)

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  9. Those earrings... beautiful!! you are so lucky!
    oooh looking forward to your finished top!
    xx

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  10. I want this too! Have you seen LAuea Mae's with sleeves?

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  11. Ooh, this will be so cute! I have a shortage of cute tops, too. I always get distracted by party dresses instead of making tops that I can wear to work! :)

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  12. Glad you like the earrings, Sue! That's a great pattern... Maybe after the wedding.

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  13. Oh I am just so excited to see how it turns out! Oh the suspense ;)

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