I've been a bad, bad blogger and blog reader!
There hasn't been much sewing mojo around my sewing room for a while. After a few things on the trot that went awry and looked awful, I decided to hang up the scissors of doom for a while and concentrate on other things (mostly blobbing in front of the TV). But it's time to get over it - I'm running out of summer work clothes.
Moderately successful is blouse 109 from August Burda.
It's a lovely design. It's a very basic pattern with the addition of a raw edged frill. My frill is slightly less frilly than it would normally be as I didn't have enough fabric to cut it fully on the bias but it looks fine. There are a few blouses in the same mag made out of this pattern.
I used navy silk charmeuse. The body is made on the non shiny side.
It was a lot longer in the back than the front. I had to shorten the back a bit as it looked weird.
The frill is raw edged and I suspect you need a rotary cutter to get the edge looking totally straight. The blouse has rather interesting concealed buttons.
And then when you turn the facing back and sew a line to create the placket, it looks like this.
Something colourful next time methinks. I bought these great cottons a little while ago at Potters Outlet store. Yummy. Now... what to make?