I have once again entered the Pattern Review Sewing Bee. Every week, if we advance, we are given a surprise challenge with several days to complete it. It is a fun and stressful contest with fun prizes along the way. I am terribly competitive with myself, so a contest like this is always a character building experience.
The first project is to sew a fitted blouse with set-in in sleeves. It must not be made from a knit fabric and not be of the pullover style. I was indecisive about what to make so I made two blouses. One is definitely a traditional blouse, while the other is a bit more dramatic.
|Love the cuffs on this!
|I made covered buttons and placed them horizontally for visual interest.
|I like the side slit and curved hem.
This top is a combination of patterns. For the body I used McCalls 5597
and the sleeves of Simplicity 6110. If this top had fit the qualifications, I would have made it completely and the pants and skirt too! Aren't they all darling?
Now, the second entry possibility made with more of my African Ankara fabric:
The shaping is achieved with princess seams in front and back darts
I am leaning toward entering the blue and white blouse. What do you think? There are many great entries, so we shall see who advances. Wish me luck :)