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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Red Dotty Blouse

At long last, here is the Dotty Blouse. It took me more than three weeks to finis it but, hey, I am a busy girl.

What I liked most about the blouse is its front. It consists of only one piece of fabric, creating an illusion of a wrap top tucked in; I think it kind of suits me.

Style Arc suggests to sew the Dotty from any light weight and drapey fabric. The only requirement your fabric needs to fulfill is to be two sided because of the way the front pattern piece is drafted. I used some crêpe-de-Chine from Mood bought two years ago. Do I have to tell you how much I love to wear silks? The only downfall of this gorgeous fabric is its ability to wrinkle in a matter of seconds.

After I'd dolled myself up for a photo shoot, it started to rain. Following the amazing summer that we had this year in Ireland, the rain felt almost like an insult. But I absolutely wanted to show the Dotty off! I took some pics on my balcony; not very glamorous though.

I paired the blouse with my favorite pair of the Jamie Jeans
But, as often happens in Ireland, the rain stopped as suddenly as it had began and a few minutes later I went to the park in front of my building.

Half of the blouse is hand stitched. As I explained in the previous post, I chose to hand stitched the hem. The back collar and the cuffs were also sewn by hand. I'd say that hand-stitching silk is my #1 sewing-related activity. If you have done it at least once, you know what I am talking about.

While researching whether other bloggers made the same blouse, I came across a cool Pinterest board featuring RTW clothes which could be sewn with Style Arc patterns. Worth having a look for inspiration!

Would I sew this blouse again? Yes! But I'd like to work on other projects from my endless sewing list before ^.^