Midnight Garden - Blouse - Part III
Done, with Final Details!
Here's the blouse, all finished. It doesn't look much different, except that it now has all the buttons and I've done the first round of ironing on it.
What you haven't seen yet are the labels. Here's what I'm doing with the labels for this project:
Yes, more flowers! After the first 72, what's a few more?
Q/A: I wasn't clear on yesterday post about the blouse, and Designdreamer quickly figured it out. Here's the glitch: "You lost me on the: ' I then placed the lining and fashion fabric right sides together at the opening and machine stitched them together' Wasn't the lining already pretty much attached to the inside? How did you get it to the outside?" Right. What happened was that I actually installed the placket, installed the loops, stitched the lining and fashion fabrics right sides together on the loops side, pulled the blouse right side out through the opening on the placket side (since it was still open at that point) and *then* felled stitched the placket side shut as the very last step. When I blogged about it, I stuck the fell stitching in with placket stuff because that I wanted to keep all the info about the placket together.
Carolyn left an answer in the comments regarding yesterday's Q/A on the fitting books, here it is in case you didn't see it: "I have both books but haven't done a side by side comparison of the techniques. So why do I own both books? Because each author gives you a different perspective on fitting and I find both books useful in different situations. " Thanks Carolyn, yes, another perspective is always useful!
Parting Shot: Pizza Night! Here's my son, helping to make pizzas. The kids really like picking out their own toppings and putting them on.