BWOF blouse 113
Likes/dislikes: This was my first time using cord stops, and it was kind of fun to purchase a new notion. Luckily I found them on my first try at my local fabric shop.
Just a warning: the shape is not especially figure-flattering or slimming. I'm fine with that though, I knew that from the test garment.Clear cord stop
Fabric: Cotton voile from Emma One Sock that I purchased earlier this year. I purchased 2 yards at $14/yard, and I think I used most of it.
Because of the grid pattern, I had to be careful of cutting out the pieces crooked, but ultimately the grid was nice to work with - I noticed that 2 squares were ~1/2 inch wide, so that was a handy way to maintain the correct seam allowance.
Alterations/design changes: I cut the front bands on the bias rather than on the grainline so I wouldn't have to worry about sewing them perfectly straight. Because they were cut on the bias, they were a little hard to handle, stretching this way and that when I was sewing them on, and I don't think they are laying as flat as they could.
I lengthened the overall length by ~2", and again I made only 4 beltloops rather than the 12 that the pattern calls for.
Conclusion: Fun pattern if you're looking for something a little bit different, and great for layering.