|"Hello beautiful ladies. Yes, my body is red like I have been cooked and yet I still cling to life. Let us talk no more of this complicated set of circumstances."|
|Wooo look at that, I "almost" make a googly eyed lobster shirt look classy. The secret is the toe point.|
A couple patterns were considered, but I found myself in a retro mood and pulled out Maria Denmark's Edith pattern. The more fitted body seemed a better match to go with the stretch denim Betsy skirt I'd just finished. What's better than lobsters and denim? Pie and chiffon? Cake and Corduroy? Wait let's not go down that road. It's making me hungry.
Like last year I needed to....
1. Drop the bust dart an inch".
2. Shorten the tip of the front fish eye dart 3".
3. Take 1/2" off the top of the shoulder seams which was graded out to nothing at the collar. Then I dropped the bottom of the armholes 1".
4. Made standard 1/2" forward shoulder adjustment.
5. Curved the hem line up at the side seams for personal preferences.
6. Widened the facing about 5/8" after rereading my previous review about it being a bit narrow.
*I did not need to add ease to the hips on this size. The top was short enough that it does not reach my wider 40" circumference area.
Once again I bias bound the armhole edges instead of turning and hemming. As much as I hate sewing bias bindings, they do look nice once they are finished.
|Some lobsters were traumatized by the sewing of this blouse.|
|Someone tell past Heather to tuck in her shirt.|
|Show us the money shot!|
P.S. You know Gillian, our favorite sewicalist of rainbow knits. She's moved her blog to wordpress and wanted to get the word out since no one using blogloving would know. So go refollow Gillian cause she knows how to wrap up a blog post unlike some people. *cough, me, cough*