Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Sassy New Look Blouse and Ginghamalong!

The perfect storm! A ginghamalong challenge from Karen at Did You Make That? and a gingham fabric sale at The Drapery (it's still here). Woo hoo!

So the only question was, what to sew. I've been thinking about combining a couple of my favourite styles for a while - New Look 6407 and Christine Haynes' Sassy Librarian Blouse that's offered on Craftsy. I love elements of both shirts. NL6407 has extended waist darts and a curved hem. I really love the Sassy's collar and boat neck.
The sticking point was having the head space to draft up the pattern. The ginghamalong was the perfect prod I needed! I overlaid the sassy neckline onto the NL6407 pattern. I ended up redrafting the front, back, collar and facings. I learnt too that I prefer a full neckline facing. NL6407 doesn't have a back neck facing but my Sassy New Look blouse does!

I used Christine's instructions for a fuss free collar. I also flat felled side and sleeve seams.

Check it out! I'm so happy with the end result. It looks great with capri pants.


Details:
Frankenpattern: New Look 6407/Christine Haynes Ssassy Librarian Blouse
Fabric: Japanese  1.8m 100% cotton yarn-died big gingham in green
Thread: Gutermann poly cotton
Buttons: six 1.5cm reproduction shell buttons

7 comments:

  1. I really like that neckline! Plus the color of the shirt coordinates with your blog background :)

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  2. It's gorgeous - just the right sort of collar for the green check - looks so fresh and pretty.

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  3. As a former librarian, I just love this sassy blouse and your gingham version is super cool!

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  4. As a former librarian, I just love this sassy blouse and your gingham version is super cool!

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  5. As a former librarian, I just love this sassy blouse and your gingham version is super cool!

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