Hi my dears,
Today I bring you a blouse which I copied from RTW with the idea to improve the fit. I really liked the design but the waistband was moving up and onto my bust, a common problem I often find in many RTW garments, since they are drafted for cup sizes B and C. I was captivated by the thought of making it different beautiful fabrics. I was never a fan of the fabric in which this was made… at least I didn’t think so… but from the look of the armpits, it seems I used it a lot more than I actually remember…
The process I followed to duplicate this blouse was very similar to the process I followed to copy my RTW jeans.
Here is the result after a 2 inches total FBA and changing the gathers into darts.
Well, I have to say I’m not really sure I like it…I have to confess I did forget to true the seam between the bust and the waistband… I think due to this mistake there seems to be some tightness along this seam. The rest of the garment feels good. I actually like it better open better than closed.
Lesson learned: make sure to true all seams after copying and modifying a pattern.
It could also be an issue with the fabric color…Perhaps I will like it better with a more colorful fabric… Maybe if I dye it I would like it better…
Wearing it makes me feel like I am in a Safari. Especially with my cockatiel “Aki” photobombing the pictures. I feel like we could take care of these guys all day…
We took these pictures at different zoos in our trip to Australia last year.
How do you like this blouse? Have you ever disliked something about a garment you make? Do you still try to wear it from time to time?
PS I’m off to an aerial adventure! Have a nice weekend! 🙂