I wore my Goldilocks Bow Blouse out yesterday and absolutely loved it! It was comfortable, roomy and oh so simple, so clean! This time I wore it without the bow and just tied the ribbons loosely which was lovely too. I adore this blouse so much, I want to make another one!
Since I completed my last project, I have been doing quite a bit of thinking about sewing from Japanese sewing books. The truth is I love the blouses I have made so far. I know I said in my last post that I didn’t think I’ll be doing another project from ‘Feminine Wardrobe’ soon because it wasn’t easy to decipher and detailed diagrams were missing but I simply didn’t feel happy not completing the outfits which attracted me to the book in the first place. The last thing I want to be is a sew coward. I loved the Sew Convert who went by her gut feel, sometimes even blind gut feel. That’s what the adventures of sewing should be. Learning through challenges and ones own mistakes. I want to push myself beyond this language barrier and try again. I want to fight a good fight and get my gutsy sew personality back!
I must thank many of you for all your encouraging words, tips and willingness to share. I appreciate and love the sewing/ blogging community and can’t imagine sewing without you all! A special thank you to Geraly, who helped unravelled the ‘mystery’ of where I could find the ‘missing’ dimension for the self drafted back yoke from ‘Feminine Wardrobe’. I felt motivated simply knowing that someone else is working on outfits from the same book, shares the same passion and is willing to point me in the right direction when I am lost. Thank you so much!
So, I have decided not to give up so easily and I am going to commit myself to create not one but three more outfits from ‘Feminine Wardrobe’ before starting on a new theme. If I succeed (here I dangle a huge yummy carrot to myself), I will get to use one of the echino fabrics in my ‘untouchable’ bundle to sew a dress from ‘Les couleurs francaises’! Yes, I have a bundle of fabrics which I can’t bear to use for any project (don’t you?) so it will be quite an attractive reward for me.
Here’s the list of outfits for this challenge:
1) A dress
2) A cami
3) A tunic version of this dress
Just my little challenge to complete by mid August! Sew Gutsy!!!
OMG the tops you’ve chosen to make are so adorable. I can’t wait to see your versions. You’re a very talented sewist.
Haha good thinking! I look forward to seeing the finished creations. I got very confused on a Japanese pattern not long ago but I think perseverence is the key.
I love the blouses you have made from the Japanese books and my favourite is the Goldilocks blouse. Sew on, Sew Gutsy!
I love that tunic top so much…good luck with your challenge!
Love what you chose to make and can’t wait to see how they turn out. Seeing those pictures makes me want to see if I can find a copy for myself and try my hand at them.
Yup, sometimes through our own mistakes, we learn along the way.. and next time we know how to resolve it. Problem may be different but we gain an experience 🙂
I spent a few hours on an invisible zip on the last dress I made… I gained that experience and know what to do the next time I try again 🙂
happy sewing! I like this blouse too esp the prints 🙂
Thank you all for the encouragement!
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