Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Simplicity 2501 pt 2

Yes, I finished something! Woohoo!


As you can see, I went with the blue buttons! They really pop off the shirt, which makes me happy. Here's a closeup of the collar in better lighting than yesterday:


The puff sleeves aren't gathered, they're tucked. I love the way they pouf! It's the perfect amount. This is a great sleeve.

Here's the bottom of the sleeve "puff". The pattern calls for you to turn under the hem and topstitch (which is what I did). I originally planned to do little bias binding for a sleeve hem, but this works too.


The blue buttons couldn't have been more perfect:


And the money shot. You probably won't believe me, but I didn't cut my head off on purpose! I attempted to retake it about 8 times and each one was worse than the previous, so I gave up! It was uber windy today (but BEAUTIFUL. Can you believe I had a foot of snow on the ground 36 hours before this photo was taken?)


Now for the important details...I used a 16 D cup bodice (LOVE those patterns with multi-cup sizing!) and had to do a pivot/slide to add for my waist/hips (about 1.5"). I used the size 18 through the shoulders & armholes and the size 20 for the rest of the back.

It fits great through the neck and shoulder/mid-back area, but I ended up with some "bubbling" at the back waist like I needed a swayback adjustment. I don't really have a swayback, I think I just needed more room at the high hip. It's not enough to make me not wear this cute thing though, especially since I planned to tuck it into a high waist skirt anyway!

The photo of me above shows some folds pointing toward my bustline on the right, but I think that's more my stance in this shot (I had to contortion around to get the remote to connect to the camera then quickly repose, haha) because those are not there in real life. The bustline feels nicely fitted, but not tight at all. It buttons easily and the placket is nice and smooth. The tightness at the back high hip is probably not helping in this pose either.

For future versions, I'll add a bit at the back waist to hip, and scooping the armhole by about 1/4" (sometimes I have to do that if I pivot/slide more than 1"). I'll also be adding about 2" to the length. This view is very short, which I'm surprised about. It didn't "look" short when I was making it. And I'm very short-waisted, as you can probably tell from this photo! So if you make it and are longer through the torso, make sure you check the length!

Now, I'm on to the Jen Paganelli Patricia tunic!

26 comments:

  1. Great looking blouse and the blue buttons are perfect.

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  2. Super cute, love the blue buttons! And I really can't believe there was a foot of snow less than 2 days before. That's crazy!

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  3. Super cute blouse! I love the red print and the blue buttons are perfect. Nice details with the bows at the neckline and pleated sleeves.

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  4. Adorable! That sleeve is so cute.

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  5. Hurray! An FO! It's really a darling blouse, Angie. I love the colors of the print and the popping blue buttons were a great idea. I used a different colorway of that same fabric last year and loved it. Aren't prints with the occasional bird the cutest?!

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  6. Very cute! Those buttons are perfect!

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  7. This is adorable! love the neckline, and now I'll need to add this pattern to my list :-)

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  8. What is it you always say? Oh yeah ... stinkin'. This top is STINKIN' CUTE!! Did I spy a haircut??

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  9. Lovely blouse and agree the blue buttons are perfect.

    Thanks for the lovely compliment on my jacket & dress.

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  10. Looks great!! And I'd love to see it tucked into a high waisted skirt - I think that'd look fabulous :)

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  11. Cute! A prefect print for the pattern, or a perfect pattern for the print! It all works, and looks fantastic on you.

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  12. Supah-cute! I love the fit on this.

    Ooo, word verification is "bionat". Bionat is the name I'm going to have when I finally manage to turn myself into a cyborg superhero.

    It could happen.

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  13. I adore that blouse! Everything for the fabric to the collar to the fit, etc...... is perfect.

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  14. That looks so cute paired with your smile.

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  15. Super cute blouse! I love the colours you chose. :)

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  16. Love it! Will you come sew up some of my fabric? g

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  17. Cute!!!! I agree...the buttons are PERFECT!

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  18. Adorable. Those buttons are great and I **Love** that collar. I think I need this top as well.

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  19. I love the collar on this, it's super cute. Can't wait to see what you think of the Patricia tunic. I've had it cut out for over six months but never got any further.

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  20. Very cute and the blue buttons work really nicely.

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  21. Anonymous8:43 PM

    Woohoo is right; I covet that top!! It is too cute and looks lovely on you. The buttons are perfect.
    Cynthia

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  22. This is cute and you are right the blue buttons just add to the fun of the blouse!

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  23. Love the collar, sleeves and the buttons are just perfect. Wearing this blouse would put me in a good mood.

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  24. I really love this! I have this pattern but am waiting for just the right fabric to make it.

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  25. Such a pretty top on you!

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