Monday, May 7, 2007

Some gauze to coordinate with my linen

When I was nearly finished working on the sailor pants, I really needed a McSewing project as a pick me up. I decided I should make a coordinating blouse and I chose Simplicity 3887. I made View D but with short sleeves.


Likes/dislikes
I liked that it was super fast & easy to sew.
No dislikes.

Fabric
Fashion fabric: White cotton gauze with gold lurex stripes from Fashion Fabrics Club (item #BB272), 1.5 yards at $4.75/yard = $7.13

Interfacing at neckband: Gauzy Indian cotton in my stash

Alterations/design changes
I added 3/4'' width to the neckband, my neckband turned out to be 2.5'' wide.

I shortened the length a couple of inches. In this case, I was so concerned with showing off the buttons on my sailor pants; I think next time I won't shorten it quite as much.

Will there be a 'next time'?
I would certainly sew it again. I ironed the gauze a bit during construction so I'm looking forward to washing it in order to get it to tighten up again.

I think a drapey fabric is best for this top; even the gauze is a bit too stiff in my opinion (the sleeves in particular, unless you are planning to add the elastic casing, which I'm considering...).

7 comments:

Tany said...

that is beatuful! The trousers look great too! Well done!

Anonymous said...

This is a great outfit! Love this top and its great to see it done up in the gauze for a change.Eithne

Lori said...

Very cute top and your sailor pants are great, too.

cidell said...

I think you must be a size 2 in real life because you are not drowning in the top nor do you look pregnant. It's just lovely. I also like how you leave out the elastic of tops so you get a flowy effect/affect (never could tell the difference between the two).

Alexa said...

Your complete outfit looks awesome! I love the adjustments you made to the pants and they look great on! Awesome job!Beautiful!

zaneta said...

Very cute Christina! I love the sleeves and neckline..

Zaneta
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Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

This is a very cute top! I love the banding around the neck - it provides great opportunities for embellishment!