I published this post quite a while back, long before I was comfortable being in front of the camera. At that point in time, my blog was solely about art, design , sewing, kntting and poodles.
The fitted blouse that I created from one of my mother’s patterns has continued through the years to be one of my favorites.
My Mother was a knowledgeable, technique driven sewing teacher when it came to her oldest daughter. She held every project up to the highest expectations. Many a seam would be ripped out if it didn’t meet approval. I was that daughter. She always wanted my garments to be the best I could sew and always said, “and don’t forget that the inside needs to look as good as the outside”.
I inherited her patterns. Sometimes I go through them just to look.
My green Asian blouse was created from one of these patterns. Pictured is the blouse and pattern. I kept the neckline, which I thought was wonderful. The sleeves are the same. However, I re-cut the bodice into a blouse shape, added darts around and am very happy with the results.
The material showed a tendency to fray. So remembering Mom’s words, I bound all my interior seams, for a very finished look.
Happy sewing and always take a re-look at those old patterns. You never know what inspirations you will find.