Monday, October 7, 2013

Wearable Muslin And Lovely Sunday Afternoon

This is the first wearable muslin that I made! Well, usually I make muslin from white cotton then I will throw it to the trash after fitting.
I am planning to make a long sleeve blouse for fall/winter but I want to try the pattern first by making a wearable muslin. I thought that the collar and the front plackets were not so easy to work.

As I only had 1.20 yards of printed chiffon inside my stash, I decided to make a sleeveless blouse.
For the pattern, I used burdastyle shirt blouse 03/2013 size 36.
As this blouse is wearable muslin and sleeveless, I omitted the sleeves, sleeves tabs, hem tabs, finish the hem line with an overlocker machine - rolled hemmed and sew me-made bias tape onto the armhole.
blouse front

blouse back
After all, the collar and the front plackets aren't difficult to sew. I pleat the front plackets to the blouse body, sew it according to the instructions. As this blouse doesn't have a collar stand, I pivot the end of the placket so the collar will insert nicely on the body.
collar and plackets details
To create nicely sleeveless style blouse, I sew 7 mm self-made bias tape onto the armhole right sides together. Then turn the bias tape inside the armhole (wrong side). After that, I pin the bias tape and sew it around the armhole.
Here is the little tutorial of making bias tape by your self, bias tape tutorials
armhole details
I love this blouse so much, the fabric is so airy and fresh to wear on summer and the style is just right for everyday wear without feeling to much dressed-up.

And before I say good bye for today post, I would like to share with you some photos that my husband took on Sunday afternoon while we are walking around the hill. Beside I wear my new sleeveless blouse for testing, we had a great time enjoying the nature.
me and my son Eduardo walking on the hill

Have a great week everyone! Happy sewing and stash styling!


  1. This blouse is so pretty, love the print and I can see how light and airy it is. I'm sure it's going to become a fave to wear!

    1. Thank you. I love the print too so much:)

  2. The blouse looks so lovely with the shorts - and the setting of the park really suits the blouse too :). It looks a beautiful place - and it's lovely to see your little boy too.

    I've added you to the Make a Garment a Month Challenge - you can use the same garment that you make for the Style the Stash Sew-a-Long. There is no pressure to make two! Also, the other sew-a-long will finish at the end of the year, so this allows scope for next year too.

    1. Thank you and I am more relaxed that I can use the same garment for two challenges :-)

  3. Wonderful blouse, dear Hanah! It looks comfortable and fun to wear when the weather is hot, love the picture of you walking through the park with your child, so sweet. There is a giveaway on my blog, if you like to go. Happy week, dear friend.

  4. Thank you for your lovely comment, dear Rosy.
    Only now I can sit in front of my computer, I'll check out your blog. Who doesn't like a giveaway? :-))

  5. The print goes well with the blouse and you wear it nicely. Very good muslin test.