This blouse was started for the July Sew Along on Stitchers Guild, however it just didn’t want to play and I finally finished it last week. I’m wearing it with the skirt and jewellery from the JCC contest.
This is the same blouse pattern Vogue 8572(OOP)that I made for the JCC contest and this time I wanted to try a piped neckline and shortened the sleeves to 3/4 to wear under my Channel jacket. I am reasonably happy with my first attempt of using bias strips and “rats tail” to make the piping and then getting it to sit nicely around the neckline.
I had a wonderful teacher at the ASG Convention in Brisbane last October who kindly sharerd some of her tips on piping so I am keen to try another as I really like the look of piped edges on necklines and sleeve hems.
This fabric is heavier than the Oyster Chamois I used for the JCC and somehow the top has ended up tighter (don’t think the gym sessions would be making this much difference) so not sure what has happened here.