|Long sleeved blouse pattern|
P.S:This post is going to have a lengthy rant about the fabric I chose then the nice part about the pattern. skip the rant and jump below to read about the pattern, if you wish.
Making this blouse was a SHEER DIFFICULTY. I mean it.. All along there were skipped stitches, zig-zag stitches magically turned themselves into straight stitches. I have made many from sheer fabrics. Not once did I stumble while sewing them. It was almost a breeze to make the cowl neck top and the collared blouse in sheer. For the Polly top it was a test of patience but not once was there any troubles with skipped stitches. I wonder what was it that was different this time with this sheer(or sheesh??) Georgette.
I checked the needle - same I used for previous fabrics. The thread and tension - just fine.But still they were problems all along. I tried for help in cyberspace but I did not get much help. You can imagine how frustrating it must have been when you want to use a zig zag stitch and you see that your machine is skipping the loop and creating some sort of loose straight stitches. Finally I tugged the fabric very tight out of anger and the stitches kind of became proper! so it has something to do with tension which I did not know to rectify. For the button holes I was afraid as the zig-zag stitch was simply not working on the front side of the fabric. so I flipped it back and sewed the button holes on the facing side which was interfaced. with some difficulty I was able get some shabby button holes which would not shred.
My next task is to do more research on these sheer fabrics and why they are such bad boys at times. Any tips ??????
I made this up from the LauraMarsh sewing pattern for the long sleeved blouse. There is a unique collection of costume patterns at the etsy shop too. I have not seen much of these on the web. The pattern description said it is loose fitted. I chose to make size 10 and it was just right after eliminating the waist darts.So I guess this looseness applies only to the upper bodice as the waist darts can cinch the fabric and make it quite tight at the waist. It was easy to print out the pattern ,assemble it and get it finished.
The instructions for the pattern are illustrations. The pattern description mentions that the collar part is going to be the most difficult part and so was it. I could not gather complete details from the instructions as to how to hide those raw collar edges. somehow I tucked them in and made them invisible.I thought the way to do it must have been different until I saw a video here and felt relieved what I did was correct. Next time I make a similar notched collar probably I will get a better finish.
|Pretty low armholes. How to make it high ?|