When I went to cut the fabric for this blouse I discovered that the back pattern piece was missing. This pattern only has 3 pattern pieces. Front, back and sleeves. I grabbed my first sheer blouse and traced the back on to my black and white fabric. (I should have traced in on to paper so I had the piece for next time but I don’t have the right size paper and I was lazy.)
This pattern is easy and the blouse is really loose so no fitting issues. However, I ended up cutting the neckhole too large so I added two rows of long stitches to the shoulders.
The gathering from the long stitches creates a sleeve cap that helps to keep the sleeve on my shoulder and makes the neckline smaller. Like a drawstring bag.
All that is left is to add bias tape to the neckline, which will secure the gathering. I also have to hem the bottom. I am considering adding an elastic gathering to the front for a little shape. I will have to see after the blouse is finished.
Have you used patterns more than once? Do you make variations to the pattern or use different fabric to make the garment look unique?
What I’m listening to: Too Much by Sufjan Stevens