Spring's First Blush - Part XVI
Ideas for The Blouse
So far, I've got a skirt and now I'm going to make a top or blouse to with it. The old necklace has been taken part and will now become the yoke of the top. I want to make a halter-style top with pleats or gathers at center front, a simple back, neck ties and an attached tie belt. I'm also going to make it out of ivory silk jersey.
I have seen some patterns that are close to what I want to make, but don't have the yoke that I'm going to use. Burda published a similar pattern last summer, but again that yoke shape could be an issue.
Which leaves me with an interesting option: design and/or drape my own blouse. I don't think it will be that difficult to do since the top is simple in design, with only two seams, the side seams. I've never draped anything before, so this should be an interesting adventure. This little project will at least let me know if I ever want to do it again!
Check back tomorrow to see the progress. I've hoping to work on the Wedding Suit, but I'd really like to get this ensemble done first. I'm thinking it should only take a few more days to get this done and then next week I can concentrate on the jacket for the suit.
Parting Shot: Cutting Day. Yesterday I cut out all the stuff I want to make during this month except for the Wedding Suit. Now that these are ready to go, I should be able to work on these various projects as I have time around the other two big projects.