Monday, September 21, 2015

Sewing: V1306 summer blouse

Summer may be officially over but I'm still wearing summer clothes, especially since it was over 90 degrees here in the SF bay area today. This blouse is view A of Vogue Patterns V1306. I used a very lightweight lawn cotton. This is the second blouse I've made from this pattern. The first one was worn and washed enough that it went to its reward in the donation basket some time ago.

I omitted the front neck opening, and I made a longer curved back. I also omitted the lace on the front flounces and just sewed a narrow hem. I figured the flounces make the blouse look girly enough as it is. I used a narrow hem on the botom and the neckline and arm holes are finished with bias binding cut from the same fabric. I did french seams on the side seams.

The skirt I'm wearing is a "sweat skirt" from Uniqlo. It's super comfortable and looks surprisingly dressy for something cut from sweatshirt material. They're still on sale -- I stocked up and bought several because I love the look and fit so much.