Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Organza Blouse Finished


This is the finished Organza Little Blouse with the Matka Marfy jacket that it was made to coordinate with. I think the colors are very nice, and the blouse is okay too. I like the way the collar lays, and I think the tie ends look very nice with the jacket. There was a lot of this type of look shown in the Fall '06 runway shows, and I liked it. I would like it in a softer fabric too. It was a fun project, and it will be nice to wear when it's a little cooler out. It was in the 90's today, and I was not tempted to leave it on any longer than necessary.

I changed the neckline to a V, added a button-front placket with 6 very thin pearl buttons, and a bias tie collar. The sleeves are plain elbow length. I'm wondering if I should weight the back hem somewhat, as the details in the front add weight that pulls it forward slightly. This doesn't happen with a fabric which is not so weightless to start with.

I will start on the coordinating border print skirt next, and I'm wondering if this is going to be a wilder-than-usual outfit for me, since it has two patterned fabrics. (Oh, the thrill of it all!) Here's a view of the blouse on a hanger, and you can see more photos here.

4 comments:

Mardel said...

As usual, Liana, the epitome of elegance. Beautifully done!

MaureenTisch said...

Liana,
I love viewing your sewn projects and reading your very thoughtful, well written blog. Your organza blouse is pretty and clearly well executed. My comment is on the question you asked here: I'm wondering if I should weight the back hem somewhat, as the details in the front add weight that pulls it forward slightly. I think you might want to examine the fit of the back neckline. Kathleen Fasanella in her bookThe Entrepreneur's Guide to Sewn Product Manufacturing , p 164, has a graphic explaination of the importance of anchoring the garment at the 1st thoracic vertebrae. I changed my sloper to fit that area resulting in more stable fit of the neck/shoulder area.

maureentisch said...

Liana,
forgot this part- your photo Sideview tiedye gave me the idea that the small blouse pattern might be a little low at the center back neck.

may said...

What a lovely combination of colors and textures. Your matka jacket and the new organza blouse look just perfect for each other. Congratulations!