Can I do it?
I hate shopping for blouses (I am sure you have heard me say that before). I have an excuse for not liking any and all.
A friend of mine had a blouse that I thought I might like. She let me borrow it to try making one of my own. I can make one if I cut the original one up… but I don’t think she would have appreciated me doing that.
First of all the blouse is not my size so I had to estimate larger; then I wasn’t using a knit fabric which required additional estimates; and lastly I wanted the bottom to be loose (I hate tight or fitted clothes). The result is a shirt that I can wear – just not to work. But I will have no problem wearing it at home. I made quite a few mistakes by misjudging cuts, arm holes too small, missing steps then trying to go back and rectify it afterwards. But for the most part – its a good first attempt.
This is the before shirt.
I hadn’t planned on using bias tape but due to some missed steps I felt that was the best way to resolve that issue. You can’t tell by the photo but I chose a corduroy. Not the best fabric for summer attire but a fabric I am comfortable wearing – so who cares.