(((( *UPDATE! See the Wee Linen Blouse on a human baby HERE* ))))
A new blouse for Emmylou! Oh you guys, I am SO proud of this one!
So proud in fact, that I took all my pictures at night and then [poorly] doctored them up, just so I could share this with you asap! Let's say they're grainy and off-color because I wanted them that way because I'm a remarkable artist. K? :)
Oh hai little blouse!
I used this fabric, except in 'Baby Pink' which it looks like they're all out of now. The stuff is like melted butter. But still really easy to sew with! Hoorah!
I used a lot of new-to-me techniques for this blouse. One being a self lining! And wow - I love, love how easy it was! And the look of it - no bias tape, no little hems - gorgeous! I referred to this great tutorial for doing the lining, and I will use it again and again!
Another supercute element I added was ruffle/flutter cap sleeves! Could you just eat them?!?! For those little buddies, I referred to another great tutorial, found here. I had to do it a little differently though, since I was using the self lining. I'm wicked proud of myself for figuring how to insert those little sleeves on my own! :D
Button placket in the back! I was going to use wooden buttons for a rustic-y, natural vibe, but my mom had these perfectly pink ones that I couldn't resist. I'm loving the monochromaticness! :D
I also attempted my first blind-hem, but something was wonky - it kept only catching one layer of the linen, even after maxing out my stitch width. Frown. I'll have to try that again on something different - such a lovely look! So instead I just serged the bottom, folded up once and stitched! Voila!
Might I also mention that I made this pattern?! From scratch! I measured my little model, and drew up a basic bodice pattern that I'll be able to use again and again. I'm thinking about uploading it as a PDF... would yall be interested in it?! It's super simple, and can be jazzed up to your liking! Sleeves! Bow belts! Ribbon trim! Ruffles! It might take me a little while to get on that, but I'll certainly do it if there's interest! Holler atcha boo!
Alright yall, this blouse if off to party!
I'll try to get a shot of the missus wearing it this weekend!
Love to all,
Love to all,