Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Finished SWAP Blouse

Hi, guys! I know, I know, I'm the worst blogger in the history of forever, but guess what: I have a finished (or nearly finished) product to show you all. Here is my lovely white crepe blouse, made from New Look 6599 View A:

It needs a good iron, and it technically isn't entirely finished, because I need to go over the seams with my serger and put a button on the back, but I just couldn't contain my excitement and had to show all of you. If it looks a little lopsided, it's because my zipper doesn't go all the way to the top, so the back is just kind of flopping and it's being held up by the sheer power of my basoomas and prayer until I get that last button on. I really like the fit of this top; my big worry was that the sleeves would look dopey, but they came out quite nicely. I'm especially proud of the pintucks; I was really scared of them, but they were actually quite easy. I just wish I had known how much crepe ravels before I started this top. I won't be able to finish the seams properly until I get a new needle clamp for my serger, which I am going to order tonight, so that's why there's random stray threads under my left armpit, in case you're curious. I can't wait to get more sewn for my SWAP; I have another almost-done top (which, alack, also needs my serger to be finished) and a partial skirt, so I'm really cranking on these babies. It helps that I only have four classes this semester, too. As a two-weeks-post-New Year's resolution, I will try to be a better blogger for y'all; how does that sound?