Monday, July 26, 2010

Sencha plans

I was lucky enough to win a copy of the Sencha blouse pattern from Karen in a blog-comment contest - woo hoo!

My two recent forays into vintage-pattern blouse making, the Sandpiper and the Polka Dot, were both inspired by the Sencha, but so many sew-ists seemed to have problems with the fit of this blouse that I was wary of it.

But now that I have a copy of my very own, it would be churlish not to give it a whirl!

I want to make version 2, which has those interesting diagonal pleats at the neck. I have half a plan to cut out a heart shape between the pleats, as a cheesy peekaboo feature... but that might be a bit much!

The stated fabric requirements are clearly over-generous. A sleeveless blouse cannot possibly take 1 7/8 yards of material! However, since so much fabric is sold by the half-metre these days, (over the internet at least) I will probably have to go for 1.5 metres, even though a metre would almost be enough.

I am thinking of voile. It needs to be light and drapey. What a great excuse to buy something from Anna Maria Horner's "Little Folks" collection! I can't decide which of these to buy.
It is almost pay day. Maybe I should buy them both!
Even though my daughter thinks one is dingy and hippyish and the other looks like curtains!
It is hard work living with the fashion police.


didyoumakethat said...

Wheee! Glad to see the pattern arrived safely. I can't wait to see what you do with it. Oh, those fashion police - they're so strict.

tea and cake said...

I love the pink - but, I'm usually wrong. Go with your instinct, it is often the first choice which is best.