Sunday, September 25, 2011

Finished: The Dainty Dot Blouse

Hello my lovely readers! I finally have another finished object to show you all, even though it didn't turn out quite as I envisioned it. Let's just say I shortened it by a wee bit too much, and now it appears that it has already shrank in the dryer.

You see, the original pattern was for what appeared to be a tunic, so before I cut out my fabric, I shortened the pieces by 2 inches. In hindsight, this was a terrible idea, but alas, you live and learn. Well, in this case you sew and learn.

Pattern: Simplicity 7446
Year: 1976
Size: Large 16-18 ( If I make this again I will fold at least 2 inches out of the center back before cutting it out)
Fabric: A cotton/poly blend shirting from, which if I recall correctly, was $2 a yard
Notions: Zip, zilch, nada
Time: Way longer than it should have due to my icky cold
Make again? Probably not as a top, but I would consider lengthening it wear as a bathing suit cover up, if made in a super light fabric

Obviously, I used the pattern on the right.

So, there you have it, another finished object!

I have cut out a Vogue skirt to sew up next, but I am considering starting a McCall's dress instead. Stay tuned to see which I choose!

Also, over the weekend I hit up some estate sales and came home with about 80 patterns and 20 yards of fabric. About 90% of the patterns will be going up on Etsy in the next week or so. If you need petite patterns there will be quite a few so check out my Etsy shop!


  1. Very nice, those no-notion patterns are so satisfying, huh? Great job!

  2. Ummm, there's nothing "wannabe" about you - you are definitely a seamstress! Not only is this top wearable, it's very cute. Can't wait to see which next project you choose + how it comes out!

  3. Very nice! It looks great tucked in to the skirt. You can never have too many white blouses.

  4. This looks sweet and very versatile!

  5. So, so lovely! I love your idea of this pattern as a bathing suit cover-up. It would be perfect in a nice beachy voile!

  6. This looks like a very useful addition to the wardrobe - a classic!

  7. Such a fab looking top on you! I like the styles of patterns from the past.

  8. Oh, it looks lovely! Very nice job. :)