Thursday, December 29, 2005

Simple Chic Blouse

Hello peeps! I hope everyone had a great Christmas. There is still the New Year celebrations to look forward to and Chinese New Year at the end of January to busy ourselves with. I'd guess everyone is still in a holiday mood? :) I know I am cause I'm clearin leave for the whole week! Yay! Yes, I suppose it is easy to tell it has cheered me up a lot. Though I'm pretty amazed at how many errands and things have to be run daily. It astounds me sometimes and time flies by like a jet plane. So alas, no, crafting has been put aside for a while. On the other hand, I've been a good girl and have been making myself do my "To Finish" pile. Like weaving in ends for minisweater and UO shrug among others. :P Yes I'm terrible at that sometimes.

Simple Chic Blouse



This blouse is from Simple Chic. No 1. The slight sheen and the geometric pattern makes it difficult to photograph well. I took it many times but details like the neck tie still doesn't show as well and the geometric pattern isn't as dizzying in real life as in the photos. Anyways, if you had thought sewing is easier then knitting like I did, you thought wrong. There were a lot of false starts and real stops. But all in all, I'm happy with my first piece. There are defects but I can live with it. On retrospect, I think I could have done without the buttons at the back. I can slip it on without unbuttoning. I might just do another one with slight modifications. Next in line would be a faux DVF dress and a nice little slip dress for Butterfly. All that, after I finish that huge pile of clothes I'd like to alter or embellish..:D Ok, obligatory blouse on me shots.



On Other FOs
Thank you girls for the tips and suggestions on MiniSweater. I've decided to leave it as it is. All I've done is weave in the ends and sew the armholes smaller. I might add a button if I see one that goes well with it, but for now, I'm content to just tie it on. As for Butterfly, I'm not too sure yet. I might just do as Joy suggested, shorten it if I start thinking I'd start crying if I have do another stitch. Muah haha!

Happy New Year Girls! Hope it'll be a great one for all of us!

15 comments:

Kitty Kitty said...

Happy New Years!

I really love the new blouse. The fabric is great.

Agnes said...

Wow ... the blouse is chic indeed!
Wish you a wonderful new year and have fun!

Ruth said...

wow, looks really good!!! =)

erin said...

You did a good job on the blouse, all the details and buttons. It's a classic in that geometric print. I have browsed that book so many times but didn't buy it because the patterns look like a lot of work :) Have a happy new year, plenty of rest and may the new year be a better one.

Mimi said...

Your new blouse looks nice on you and it's your first one? Good job! I tried sewing at the age of 12 and my first skirt looked so bad that I've never tried sewing again!
Happy New Year, Laura!

meowgirl said...

your blouse looks great! can't believe it's your first project.

Siow Chin said...

I love it! It looks really great on you and I can't imagine myself sewing that, I wish I could sew like you.

happyspider said...

pretty stylish! glad you sorted the minisweater (my disasterous one is a lost cause, i am gifting it to a friend who is more busty than i)

vanessa said...

I love your top Laura. So pretty! You did such a great job. I wish I have more time to sew. Happy New Year!

joy said...

I love that retro print. What a great job with the sewing! So we'll be seeing lots more, right? :)

letti said...

VERY cute blouse! happy new year!

yuvee said...

Happy New Year Laura!
Very chic blouse ;)and to think I can't even make a straight stitch...

li said...

it's definitely very chic. i love it, great job!

Mrs.Curvy said...

Happy New Year! The blouse is very chic! Very nice job on it!!

Dani said...

What a wonderful top! That looks absolutely stunning on you!