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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Shirt Blouses

Hello everyone,
I am back after my last post in 31 August with two new me-made shirt blouses that I made to participate #magamsewalong September with theme "Shirty September" hosted by lovely @sarahlizsewstyle.
I decided not to publish the blog post for Artwear August dress and jump to Shirty September instead. Also, I had some garments to publish but no time and energy for all of them. So, I will give you a link on my IG in case you want to see the dress Open Back Butterick Dress.

Fabrics: stripes cotton shirting that I found during our trip to Bangkok and printed rayon snowman from local shop.
Pattern: I used Burdastyle 03/2013 size 36, model 124 for stripes shirt blouse but I omitted the sleeve and hem bands. And the snowman shirt blouse with addition of sleeve cuff, pattern from model 125. I also used different button placements, stripes blouse with original style and snowman blouse with individual style.


The processes of two garments were okay because I already work on the pattern before. The only step that I need to pay more attention was sewing the collar onto the neckline, I decided to use bias tape instead of the same fabric for the collar band and I think it looks nicer and neater. I used hand sewing to attach the band on the inner collar.
Also, I am thrilled that my new machine has automatic buttonhole. So, I did all the buttonholes faster and neater than the two step buttonholes on my old machine 😁 


The length of the sleeve on my stripes shirt blouse is until bottom of my thumb, finished with 1.5 cm sleeve allowance. And I decided to skip the sleeve band because it is fine for me, I just fold the sleeve up and leave it as it is. 
Also, I skipped the hem band and finished the hem allowance with smaller hem 1 cm.

The most adorable thing on this shirt blouse for me is the button placement, looks very nice and arty.



The second blouse is cute, especially the snowman print and the softness of the rayon fabric against my skin. I am planning to wear this shirt blouse for Christmas, just hope that mild winter in my place wouldn't change. 
I used the usual (individual) button placement. I fear that the original button placement will be too heavy for soft rayon fabric and I added sleeve cuff, pattern copied from model 125 but I added few centimetres to make the cuff wider and finished with sew one button in each cuff. 
I did smaller hem allowance as well in the second garment.


That's it for today post everyone, thank you for stopping by and happy sewing. 💗💗

Love,

Hana @velvetribbon_sew

20 comments:

  1. These are so pretty! Lucky you with the automatic buttonhole functionality, I do mine manually on my machine :s

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    1. Thank you, Maria. I like manual buttonhole too 😊

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  2. Both shirts are especially nice! I enjoy handsewing the collar and inner band down as well. I love how you finished the seam with bias tape! You are awesome to have seen two shirts.

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    1. Thank you, Vanessa. I love handsewing and I am glad to sew two shirts to wear in colder months 😊

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  3. These are exactly what is missing from my fall/winter wardrobe...SHIRTS!

    Yours are both brilliant Hana! I love how you've personalized them to your taste and I agree...the button placement is really cute!

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    1. Thank you sweet lady. I need to sew more long sleeve tops and pants to fill the holes in my fall/winter wardrobe 😊

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  4. Love both your shirts.. SO well done.
    The snowman one will be so sweet to wear at Christmas.. Happy sewing.

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  5. I've been waiting for this post, because I knew that your work would be so nice. I love your bias inside collar - it is very smart and gives a really nice touch to the garment. As do the arty buttons. And the rayon is lovely too - rayon can be very slippery to sew well, but you have done a great job. Rayon can be quite cosy, and if the weather becomes too cool, you can always put on an undergarment for warmth.

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    1. Thank you Sarah Liz. Rayon is little slippery but glad I can handle it. You are always paying attention about small detail and yes, I need an undergarment for warmth. So, will put on to do list next month 😍😍

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  6. As I began to write my comment I realized it was mimicking Sarah Liz's above! Love the contrast bias at the collar and the button placement takes an already cute shirt to a higher level of design. And those snowmen are the cutest!!! You have excellent tailoring skills and your work is always lovely to see. Happy Sewing to you too! :)

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    1. Thank you Lisa. I always love contrast bias in any garment, easy to apply and looks so neat. I still remember your last jacket with yellow bias tape binding, so pretty 💛
      Happy Sewing 😍😍

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  7. Both shirts look great. Your work always looks so neat, Hana. I wish I could sew as well as you do.

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    1. Thank you dear friend. You are a great sewist too, happy sewing :)

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  8. Two beautiful shirts. Love the grouped button placement on the striped shirt.

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  9. Both shirts are great! I agree that the bias tape along the neckline adds a very nice touch.

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