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7/21/2011

Redesign + Pattern Drafting + Sewing = A New Blouse







 What do you do when your dearest "Daughter-from-another-Mother" asks you to fix a faded plaid RTW blouse she loves, but that's seen better days and has never fit right in the first place? 






Well...here's what I did:  After determining that the  tight back yoke could not be altered, I took a good look at the blouse, drafted a pattern by hand, and made her a new one :)   

[Side note--Jill loves batik, so I unearthed a piece that has been aging in my stash for a long time.]

Well, to be precise I made a "fitting muslin", that I hope will be wearable. Yes...sigh...I know there is really no such thing as a wearable muslin (Gorgeous Ann, I felt you cringe, lol).  However I expect she will at least be able to wear this around the house while she plays with her 2 little girls.  

And I'll make her a few more from different fabrics, including some contemporary plaids from which I will cut the yokes and pockets on the bias :)







Oh..one more thing..... the moment my back was turned while I was moving things around in my studio...my forms decided to get a little frisky...It must be the heat, they are usually much better behaved ;) 

LOL, Get a Room!

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15 Comments:

Blogger Tini said...

Lol (about the dressforms not the blouse, which came out awesome. I bet Jill will love it!)

8:16 AM  
Anonymous Jill said...

I do love! Pam your awesome!!

9:11 AM  
Blogger Ducky said...

OOH OOH OOH can we get a tutorial??? It looks comfy!
Thanks!

9:28 AM  
Blogger Rose said...

Yes, tutorial please! How did you add that gathered section? You need to talk to your dressforms about proper behavior, lol.

10:05 AM  
Blogger Texan said...

The blouse turned out real nice and I am sure she will love it.

Thanks for the giggles, those dressforms tee hee,

10:49 AM  
Blogger Bunny said...

Too funny! Love the blouse and that batik is very pretty.

12:37 PM  
Blogger Julia said...

Love that blouse. Why isn't there such a thing as a wearable muslin?
Funny and naughty!

1:00 PM  
Blogger Gorgeous Things said...

It looks fabulous, Pam!

3:10 PM  
Blogger gwensews said...

Terrific job on that blouse, I'm sure your "daughter by another mother" will love it. Are your form going steady, or is this a one-night stand?

4:30 PM  
Blogger Ann's Fashion Studio said...

The blouse is gorgeous!

funny forms ;)

6:04 PM  
Blogger BJ in TX said...

Those forms are very naughty - and way too young for that kind of behavior. Love the blouse and would love a tutorial!

8:00 PM  
Blogger Handmade said...

So pretty with great details!

8:13 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

I'm always so inspired when I see the things you are making. Love it all and lol at those dress forms.

7:15 PM  
Blogger mermaids said...

the batik blouse is so pretty! looks comfy and cool

3:56 AM  
Blogger Pam from South Australia said...

Jill is a lucky girl. Love the top. Those forms need to behave, I mean there's a time and a place....right? Makes me glad it's "girls only" in my sewing room. :)

7:02 AM  

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