Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Vintage Wrap Blouse is Done

Here is my Vintage Wrap Blouse, which I finished Tuesday evening. I really like it, and I am very pleased with the end result of my drafting. Here's a link to a back and side view. The color is not too true on these photos, as the actual batik is quite pale, almost a butter/sage combination, with a little bit of darker sage here and there.

I like the fact that this wrap design has a high cross-point, since I usually avoid wrap styles because they gape open. I like the neckline on this, and one really nice point, which doesn't show in any of the photos, is that the back yoke seam and the back shoulder darts are at exactly the same angle, which looks very pretty. That's the kind of detail that's difficult to achieve I think. At least it is for me, so this seems like a very lucky break.


Anonymous said...

The wrap blouse is very nice and very flattering. I like the narrow sleeves and the way they fit so well in the blouse. I also like the fact that the wrap portion is fairly high. It is very flattering and feminine in a tailored and not to overt kind of way. I always love the idea of wrap blouses but dislike the way they tend to slide downward and expose more than is desired. This looks great. I'm especially impressed that you drafted it yourself.


Oh, and the Katia shell is also lovely. That looks like something that could easily become an old favorite.

Liana said...

Thank you Mardel! I share your feelings on wrap styles exactly! You're planning to try the pattern for this, aren't you? I'd be really interested in how you alter it using your wrap block. Thanks for the kind words on the Katia shell too!

Cynthia said...

Your wrap blouse is beautiful--especially that it is cut high so gaping will not occur. Be proud of yourself!

(Found your blogspot on the message board at patternreview. See you in the blogs!)

Liana said...

Thanks for the kind words! Isn't PR great? Your blog is pretty cool too.