4.24.2013

KCW: Pretty On The Inside

I should probably warn you that there's no method to my madness this KCW.  Just a whole lot of sewing of random patterns that I somehow hadn't gotten around to making yet. 

Like the Class Picnic Blouse from Oliver and S.


I should probably admit that when I first saw this pattern I wasn't too interested, but the more that I saw it sewn up, the more that I became convinced that it is a ridiculously adorable shirt.  Both simple and sweet.  And perfect for O.

I cut a size 4T out of some cotton lawn that I recently bought from Fashion Fabrics Club.  The fabric is ever-so-slightly sheer so I opted not to serge the seams since they're visible through the shirt and I only have gray thread in my serger (yes, I could change the thread but I can't be the only person who thinks that changing the thread on a serger is a major pain in the butt...).  After a couple of minutes of deliberation I decided to bind the armhole seams with matching fabric but half-way through I realized that that was utterly stupid and I should have just done french seams for the entire blouse including the armholes.  It would have taken half as much time and about a quarter as much effort.  Oh well.


On the upside, those little bound seams sure are awfully pretty.

5 comments:

  1. Maybe O should wear it inside-out?

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  2. Awfully cute. Nice fabric for the blouse too.

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  3. Oooh, very nice! I love bound seams, but oooh-eeeee, what a PITA. I think I'd rather change my serger thread (but I'm also riding high on the glee of a new serger).

    I love this pattern. It took me a while, and quite a few versions on the internet, to see all of its modern meets folksy potential. Now I want to make heaps of them.

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  4. It does look cute, and the seams are very pretty (I think I'd have gone with the grey thread because, you know, it's neutral, right? ;o) )

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  5. I LOVE this - such pretty fabric. This top is such a wardrobe staple at my house - hope you find that too :-)

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