Silky Feminine Blouses Return-Part 1: Design
Are you seeing them too? Feminine, flouncy blouses are making a come-back! This blouse story was all over when I was watching the newest season of one of my favorite series: Designated Survivor. The flowy softness of flounces just really seems to flatter everyone. Here’s a view from the side.
And from the front, you can see that those sleeve flounces extend up a slit at the top of the sleeve. My guess is that it extends 8″ in a slit right up the center of the lower sleeve – almost to the elbow.
And yet another v-neck blouse I caught on the same episode. (Taking photos of the TV – which is not easy, gives my hubby great entertainment! ) The other thing I observed was that both of these blouses had excessively long sleeve length.
Tucked in Trim-Ness
Along with feminine blouses, I’m also observing tops tucked INto well-fitted skirts and pants with regular, ‘real’ waistlines. Just sayin’, gals time to trim down. The other series I watch – mainly for fashion – is House of Cards. As I roamed the local mall today, I have to say that too often – women especially may as well not bother to put on clothes, they fit SO tightly and revealing. I digresss…back to sewing.
Sew…. not having any of these classic feminine blouses in my current wardrobe, I thought I’d consider making at least one when I get around to some personal sewing. SURELY there are current patterns featuring these details I thought…but after a online look through the Big 4 pattern companies – alas, I found none.
sew… I took a gander just now, and – GRRRRRR, no luck! When I sorted through my HUGE pattern collection as we were down-sizing before moving from IL to TN 3 years ago, I remember forcing myself to let go of oh, SO many classics. Silly, silly me! BUT, oh, how very happy I am that I insisted on moving both of the pattern cabinets that I took home after closing my retail storefront back in 2003.
Thankfully, I know how to create those feminine flounces, and shared the how-to’s in my pattern: Flirty Flounces.
I shared my Flounce drafting How-To’s in this episode of It’s Sew Easy TV (and it’s also in my 3 Disc DVD: Stretching Your Knit Sewing Know-How).
Hemming Techniques – coming up in next week’s Blog Post: Aug. 30
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