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11 December 2007 @ 12:57 am
My blouse is almost done. As I started putting things together, I thought "Wow, this pattern is a lot easier than I expected! It's a Vogue pattern, which I always figured would be harder than the normal ones. On the other hand, they're owned by McCalls. And McCalls patterns are hit or miss. There are parts where you say.. "Oh, I get it!" and parts where you think, "Gee, I'm not psychic >:O"
And that's pretty much been this blouse, too. I had an easy time with everything until I got to the part where I was putting the collar together. The collar peices are included in the front panel, so it's only a 4 peice pattern. Two back peices, two front peices. And while I cut out the correct sizing for front and back, I can't seem to make any of this crap fit together, no matter how hard I try. I've read over the instructions over and over again, and they don't really tell you how to assemble the collar. The pattern peices themselves don't really explain it either. Once I figure out what to do, though, it'll be awesome. Almost everything is hemmed up XD It's a horrible habit, but really. Once I get the back together, I'll just have to hem the collar and finish two seams on the inside and it'll be set.

I tried it on, and I think it fits well. I showed it to Matt, and he said..
"Wow, that's shiny"
Indeed D: But now I'm paranoid that it's too shiny. I think it's great, but it's a really loud top. It's.. shiny

Nerdy Temptressbevo on December 11th, 2007 01:44 pm (UTC)
I think its gorgeous. Its shiny..but not to shiny. I find that people wtih paler skin look really good in jewel-tones. And those are the hot colors for this season..so guesswhat... You are in style! Its a very super pretty top..that will be quite flattering on you!
(Anonymous) on December 11th, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC)
It's looking great, I don't think it is too shiny. It will be great for the wedding. Maybe that's what I should do is sew one.
Makoto: i heart mwu and he hearts mekinomakoto on December 12th, 2007 06:40 am (UTC)
Ahhh, image was blocked at work, this post makes more sense with picture XD

I think it looks amazing! That color is vibrant and gorgeous. ^_^ The cut is really nifty, too.
HIDE your facekyonomiko on December 12th, 2007 08:44 pm (UTC)
When I was looking at Jo Ann's for some fabric, I wanted to get one of those irridescent purple taffetas, but they didn't have any. They had a really bad taffeta selection D: I went during the big pre-christmas sale and all the special occasion fabrics were like half off XD Anyway, I found that satin taffeta, and thought "this is really pretty!" but when I got home, it was like "OH GOD, MY EYES"

This shirt pattern.... does not have seperate sleeves. It's almost unnatural :O
Celineceline on December 19th, 2007 12:47 am (UTC)
That is very shiny, but remember your house is very dark and flashes make shiny things in the dark kinda of scary. So I'm sure it's not that shiny in person. :)