Cream Lace Blouse
I finally got around to blogging! I've been sewing a lot and once you get started, it's so hard to stop. I know you know, what I mean. Sewing addicts, unite! I've been wanting to post on this super cute and fun blouse I made with In The Folds, Ruffle-Sleeve Top pattern I downloaded this FREE pattern from peppermint magazine
I used the pattern to make a variation of this inspiration I found on Pinterest It's so cute!
The pattern is easy to put together. Match, tape, and cut.
Pattern hack time! I measured from my shoulders down to my belly button. I wanted the top to stop right at my waistline to pair with some high waisted-jeans. Then, I measured how high I wanted the neck line to go.
I paired the pattern with this cream colored lace fabric I got at Joann's I used the top front, back, and sleeves along with 2 yards of 1.2 inch strips.
That's it! Let's get started!
Luckily, there's darts on this pattern. This blouse is loose fitting and darts give it a good shape, I find my blouses fitting better with some kinda darts to make a space for my girls.
Once darts are complete, sew front and back patterns right sides facing at the shoulder and sides.
This is too easy, we are almost done. Add in sleeves.
OK, now the modifications. Here's when the 1.5 inch strips come in. I folded the strips in half and pinned them to the edges of the neckline, sleeves, and midriff. right sides facing.
I sewed them down. Then, I cut elastics bands. I measured the bands out around my body to make sure I have the right amount of stretch over my neck, arms, and waist. Ease out the elastic and sew down evenly. Fold over and top stitch.
The elastic I had was going to be too thick, so I cut them in half to fit into the seams.
Cute right? Follow me on Instagram and let me know what you think! Would you make this? How would you make this different? Thank you for stopping by! I hope you've been inspired to make your own DIY fashion!