Sew excited to be making this vintage style portrait blouse from Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing:: A Modern Guide to Couture-Style Sewing Using Basic Vintage Techniques. I am supposed to do a muslin. But I don’t wanna! Looking at the blouse lengthening may be in order. see, that’s why I need to do a muslin (rolling my eyes). LOL!
The book is cool because she includes patterns for several vintage style garments. The thing is . . . I’m going to have to trace them out so as to not cut the originals. The cool thing about this month’s fabric is that it is a repurposed table cloth that I made into a circle skirt. Unfortunately, I looked horrid in it, never wore it. Then got the idea the other day . . . make the portrait blouse. Red and white being my fav colour I am sure to get much wear from a portrait blouse crafted with this yardage. Stay tuned for the finished garment.
And here we are, the finished garment.
Not bad for a repurposed table cloth turned into a circle skirt, turned into a portrait blouse. I thought I would lengthen it as I started sewing the blouse. As this is a fitted blouse if I lengthen it I believe I would also have to widen it to fit over my hips. Not sure I want to get into all of that. The blouse was very comfy to wear and yes I will be making many more of these.