October 17, 2011

Another silk blouse

silk blouse

First of all I want to thank you for the very nice, sweet comments on my previous post - I felt/ feel deeply touched. As a matter of fact, your words are an encouragement for me to continue. It's good to make a halt once in awhile and take a deep breath. It's good to redefine, to re-plot the lines and think about which direction to go. And your words have helped me in doing so. I started blogging for fun and want to keep it that way!  And the photographs so many of you seem to appreciate will be a part of it as will the crafts, but not only.

That being said, I used my little break to sew - I finished this blouse from another Japanese pattern book and I made a skirt with my very own pattern. But more about the skirt later.

In case you're wondering, the blouse comes out of this book: Ma petite garde-robe. Tendances à coudre. by Yoshiko Tsukiori (not sure if it's available in English). I stuck to the pattern for most part except for the finishing where I chose to go with French seams and hand-sewn mock French seams, because of the flimsy sheer silk I used. Because of the delicacy of the silk I also basted most seams - all the basting and French seams (more than) doubles the work but the result is so much nicer.
And there's something about the process too which I really like and which I had completely forgotten about.
The slow pace of sewing by hand is almost meditative and very soothing.
Stitch by stitch it happens right under your hands.  A piece of garment, unique by its nature...

9 comments:

crearescout said...

Very classy!
Cecilia

nicole/brussels said...

mooie bloes, mooie kraag en mooi afgewerkt, 3xmooi, is het waard! :-)

jane said...

It's lovely! And I'm glad you are feeling better. Your plan sounds good to me.
Big hugs!
P.s. you are just too talented. :)

Melissa said...

Gorgeous! you always inspire me.

Dina said...

Lovely!

blue moss said...

i love this top!!!!
you make the best things....so glad you are finding time to sew....
i can't wait to see whatever dress you come up with...
i've been visiting...just quiet...
life has just been so crazy. i wish i could find the time to sew too...
i hope you and your family are well
all the best
michelle

Anonymous said...

I started to comment on your last post and it became one giant ramble, because I truly enjoy your blog so much. I am glad you have decided to return, in whatever capacity you choose. I appreciate your tutorials greatly, but like many others, that is not why I visit your site so frequently. I really love your pictures and how you write about the things you enjoy. Thanks for sharing so much of yourself. You are such a great inspiration! Melissa

marla grace said...

pretty pretty :)

Ivanka said...

That's look lovely..

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