Here’s a taste of my sewing lately, they’re all in various stages of completion. I know I don’t blog about it much, but these are for the Wardrobe Club I facilitate at work. This month is button-up blouses. Since I started the club, I find I binge on that garment for the month leading up to the club meeting. Remember all my knit tops earlier this year? Club binge.
For my second blouse this month, I used the sleeves from the yellow shirt, and slapped them on a back-buttoning blouse drafted from my block. I’m not sure about the sleeves, they could be charming or weird.
The blouse I drafted also features exterior darts, like this beauty I found at Roobeedoo’s. I also decided to use a shoulder dart like the McCall’s pattern. Several slim darts create a smoother shape than a two or four chunky ones.
The cigar shaped under bust dart on my sloper. I laid my new pattern on top and divided the dart in two. That’s the lines with the dots.
Line through the fat side dart to the bust apex, and from the shoulder to the apex.
Two pieces of the bodice.
When I completely close the side dart, it makes an ENORMOUS shoulder dart. Fat darts = messy.
Two shoulder darts?
Compromise- slimmish side dart, ordinary-sized shoulder dart.
Mmmmm.. blue and white and gray..