Day #5: Waves of Glory

This is my latest sewing endeavor that I think is the most detailed work I’ve done to date.

The pattern comes from Burdastyle: the Jennifer Blouse.  It’s made of a peachish silk, which is crepe-like, but I think knit.  I loved this pattern for it’s nicely placed pintucks that add subtle, but feminine detail. The cuffs are also entirely pintucked, which does take quite a bit of time and patience, but looks quite nice and polished.

The inset is not part of the pattern, but was entirely inspired by the creation of another Burdastyle member, CarotteSauvage.  Her creations generally give me inspiration and a level of artistic quality that I hope to infuse into every future project.  This was a lesson in how the addition of simple shapes, placed in interesting, 3 dimensional ways can really make an otherwise plain pattern into something artful and beautiful.

The finished product came out a little big, though I do like the loose-fitting shape.  The inset and neckline could also use some little refining touch-ups, which I will get around to…someday. Overall this enters my list of favorites–it’s my masterpiece of the moment.

Ok, see you tomorrow for Day #6…I’m running out of things to share, so the format will have to change slightly.  I will also be out of town for the weekend, so some days off will also have to be had.

Happy New Year everybody!


5 Responses to “Day #5: Waves of Glory”

  1. Mary Says:

    This is really excellent, both in look and execution. That inset rocks.

  2. erin Says:

    this blouse is beautiful.

    you’re inspiring me to take a sewing class.

  3. mmmona Says:

    Thanks!! I have to say, I did put a lot of work into it, so I’m so glad to get positive feedback!

    Yay for sewing classes! you should do it–it’s amazing how easy it is to make a lot of the stuff we buy–especially skirts.

  4. Lauren Says:

    OMG –
    if I saw this blouse in person i would eat it.
    i would.
    you make me feel like i should get to makin’ things!

    i have tagged you in my blog, please have a look!


  5. Kate Says:

    so cute! you inspire me to be a “real” sewer

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