I've made (another) blouse! Using my self-drafted blouse pattern and leftover fabric from my red rayon dress, so... hmm... not much new. But it does mean I have another blouse! =) And one that's appropriate for winter, which I really needed.
Maybe I need to start on another blouse pattern now? Three of the same pattern might be eunough... =)
Usually, I see theese thin and airy, often floral, fabrics and think "yes, perfect blouse material!" And they are, but then I never use them during winter as they just feel too summery. This one, though thin, has a quite heavy drape, and a colour that goes beautifully with most of my winter skirts.
Oh, and something is new! I've finally mastered the rolled-hem foot! All this time I've been wondering (well, not activly wondering, just not using the foot because I didn't like the result) how to start and finish the hem in a neat way, and how to pass the rolled hem-foot over a seam neatly, when I ought to just have looked it up on youtube. So easy, once you know the trick!
Someone else finding the rolled-hem foot fiddly? Here's a tutorial I found helpful... Not the shortest, but good information.
I still opted for my favorite handsewed rolled hem for the sleeves, as the handsewn hem stretches and moves with the fabric better than the machine-stitched one. Eh... so you don't actually see the machinestitched one in the pictures...
This was a really fun, fast little project. So much easier when there's nothing to tweak with the pattern and I've even worked with the fabric for another project. I didn't even have to buy thread! Only thing for me to watch out with is so these projects don't end up in an UFO-pile, as the very simplicity of them doesn't tickle my imagination and inspiration. So I'm quite pleased - I sewed something with minimum fuss, and it turned out good and very wearable. Not terribly exciting, but... pleasant. Horay for finished projects! =)