September 18, 2011

Swiss Dot Sheer Blouse - Simplicity 2610

Swiss Dot Sheer Blouse

I bought this Swiss dot fabric online because it was cheap and I was determined to reach the minimum purchase amount to get free shipping. So I didn't know it was going to be this sheer but I made it work!

Swiss Dot Sheer Blouse

A couple things I don't like about this pattern - as with the last time I made this pattern, the bottom button likes to come undone. This might have something to do with the fact that my underlap doesn't extend all the way down to that last button. Whenever I tried to line up the underlap it was always slightly too short to cover all the button loops. Maybe I sewed it wrong, who knows? Next time I'll probably add stiffer interfacing to the waist area, as well.

Swiss Dot Sheer Blouse

The buttons are raided from my stash - clear plastic circles cut to reflect the light like crystals.

Swiss Dot Sheer Blouse

Do you like seeing inside photos? I think some people really love the inner workings of a project so I thought I'd show it this time.

Swiss Dot Sheer Blouse

I made a half-*ssed attempt at french seams on the sides and shoulder (which was hard to do because the raw edges were fraying shedding so badly) and serged most everything else. The collar and waist called for interfacing, but I didn't want the interfacing visible through the sheer fabric, so I layered Swiss dot over plain white fabric over sew in interfacing over plain white over a final layer of Swiss dot. Phew! That's thick!

Swiss Dot Sheer Blouse

I made this top once before but I much prefer the sleeves on this version and I like the collar, too. I think this shirt is much more my style than the other one but  next time I'll wear it with white cami underneath rather than gray.

Swiss Dot Sheer Blouse

7 comments:

  1. I like the details on the blouse the waist band and buttons make it look really unique along with the fabric choice.
    ooo I love looking at the inside of a garment it's always interesting to see how something has been made :)

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  2. I have this pattern and I've always wanted to make it. I love the sleeves!

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  3. This blouse turned out beautifully. The fabric and pattern go great together.

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  4. Ha! The number is wrong. I went to look for that pattern and couldn't find a 2610. that's because a number has gotten transposed and it is actually 2601.

    I should have know, I do this all the time.

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  5. That's flippin' adorable! I love how light and flirty the sleeves are. Also, I think I'd stick with wearing a dark cami under it; if you wear white you'll camouflage the swiss dot pattern and that would be sad.

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  6. where did you get the fabric?

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  7. Anonymous: I bought the fabric on fabric.com. I just checked and they don't have the kind I bought anymore. :(

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