I am sure I am not the only one who either buys too much or too little fabric. Some time ago, I bought 3/4 metre of this Liberty Silk (because it was relatively expensive I bought ‘too little’). Its really lovely. I could not figure out what to make with it, but eventually tried out Advance 5232 – a lot of the 40s patterns are economical with fabric (post war fashion etc). I had photographed the cutting plan at the time, now on other laptop… but suffice to say, it all just fitted in. The back seam is cut on the selvedge (.75cm is the print and the rest of the seam is the cream selvedge edge). There were tiny scraps left.
There are probably a few things I should have figured in sooner. One being, I rarely wear prints, I feel they are fussy, and the second, I find small gathers a bit fussy too, and yet here I was!
I also used the silk setting on the Brother Jones Machine, which was a bit silly as really all it did was sew tiny tight stitches that I cannot undo easily (I did not know this is what it would do as I never had a machine with this setting). So the blouse is half made (no hems) and in wardrobe (it was taunting me in the work room).
It was only a post on WeSewRetro Facebook that got me thinking about it again – that it will have to be finished.
I am going to take off the yoke as the top stitching is uneven and too far in, but didn’t really want to start until I figured whether the collar should be changed. Would a solid colour collar look better? Neither colour I have here is correct, and now that I have photographed a block colour beside – I think I am better with leaving as is….. the yoke will be removed and sewn back but not top-stitched – and a button and loop on back.
UPDATE – 10 APRIL
took off the yoke today, reattached, hemmed and button and loop – now finished and it looks far better without the top stitch! Also located the cutting layout photos!