Oh gosh! I am sorry I have not been blogging much. The thing is I’ve been feeling so motivated that I am sewing whenever I can! Since my last post, I’ve sewed 8 pieces of garment! Sewing and brisk walking is making me wake up an hour and a half earlier each day. I think it’s a great use of my time and it’s making me so happy!!!
My funnel roll neck blouse version is made using a vintage poly double knit which I bought from etsy a year ago. And I adore how it turned out! The fabric was a little translucent and I didn’t have enough of the border print for a dress so I decided to sew a blouse instead. I cut the fabric almost immediately after receiving the pattern and finished sewing it in a couple of hours.
I am one of those with one pattern sizing for the bust and another for the waist, so I used this easy adjustment guide Tilly posted on her blog together with the finished pattern sizing.
Even though, it meant a longer wait, I chose to purchase the printed version of the pattern. The instruction booklet is not only yummy to look at, the colored photos made each step crystal clear. Definitely something I’ll recommend if you are new to sewing knits. Even if you have been sewing knits, this pattern is simply too adorable to resist. I can’t wait to sew up some short sleeve dress versions. They would be perfect for picking my kids up from school!
Here you can see one of the matching sides and the back.
In the photos below, I’ve tucked the blouse in a little so you can see the white denim shorts I made using Kwik Sew 3854. I wear white shorts a lot. They are surprisingly versatile and a happy addition to my made me wardrobe.
I sewed a size M but found it a little big on the waist. The good thing is it wasn’t too difficult to adjust the positioning of the buttons.
We have been without rain for the longest time since the 1960s and the weather has been terribly hot. I think I’m gonna be wearing white, knits and shorts a lot. Come back soon rain! I really miss you!