Saturday, July 31, 2010

Liberty cotton lawn blouse, so pretty to wear and lovely to sew

Last summer I bought some luscious fabrics from Liberty of London.
And since then, have thought and mused about what to make.
Finally, after waiting way toooo long, I've started to sew.

Using NewLook pattern 6483 as the base,
An easy pattern, with a good fit that can be adopted to personal whims.

What I did:
- To the front pattern, I folded the front dart closed and slashed the neckline to add some soft fullness.
- To the sleeve pattern, the cap was slashed - to add some soft gathers in the cap.
- The seam allowance has been turned back and edge stitched.
- The cuff and hem were hand rolled and hand stitched, because the fabric is so yummy I just wanted to hand sew.
-Two vintage buttons were used at the back neck.
-I used silk thread, the fabric is fine and I think it is a better match with a silk thread. 

The print is Miranda, the fabric, Liberty's celebrated cotton lawn.
When you sew this fabric, and of course wear it,
you understand why it is so legendary and has such a devoted loyalty.
All the scraps have been rolled up and stowed away for something special in the future.
so here I am - in my new uniform,
the Liberty blouse, a sweater knit from linen yarn found in Milan
and patched and mended jeans.

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