Saturday, March 14, 2009

BWOF 3-2009-106A - White floral gathered neckline top

When I started this blouse, I thought spring had arrived. Now it's cold and wet and overcast. Where are you, sun?! Anyway, I loved this design the second I saw it - the cute neckline, interesting collar construction, and nifty cuffed sleeves.

Here's a closeup of the neckline:

Back:

I used bias tape to cover the yolk, shoulder, and armhole seams. I did french seams down the sides and sleeves.

I couldn't figure out how the inside neckline would be sewn until I stitched the button facing down. Here's a picture of that in case anyone else is confused:


I bought this poplin from Denver Fabrics for $5.25/yard and used about 1 3/4 of the 2 yards. I just loved the colors and the small birds scattered throughout. It has since sold out, but they have such great fabrics and the prices are super duper low! Plus they run sales every 2 weeks for even more savings (most Jersey knits are on sale this week for $3.95!) It's my favorite online fabric store.

Up next is this knit top with flounce sleeves from BWOF 1-2009 issue. I only have the sleeves to make - maybe I'll have this done tomorrow? With daylight savings, Justin can now photograph my finished garments during the week. Hurray!

21 comments:

  1. Cute top, did you raise the neckline?

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  2. Amanda,

    I love it. I just placed an order for BWOF Mag and can't wait to make this blouse. Also your chosen fabric rocks.

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  3. Thanks! Lori, no I did not raise the neckline. You can control how high or low you want it with the drawstrings. Very modest for BWOF I think, right?

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  4. BEAUTIFUL! I'm so making this blouse too!!!

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  5. Great top and I agree with you, the fabric is wonderful!

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  6. I just have to finish my snaps on this BWOF top and I'm done with it too. :) It's funny but if you look at Christina's top the three of them are very different. I'll post my review in a couple of hours.

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  7. What a cute top and the seems are so welldone

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  8. Super Cute - love the neckline!

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  9. I love that top too, it looks great on you.

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  10. You look so good! The fabric is awesome. Nice job on the inside finishes.

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  11. Amanda- I love the top! I almost bought the fabric. I always browse Denver Fabrics but never bought anything. Can't wait to see the next one.

    --I just cut my Joann's yellow/grey fabric for a spring coat. Did you track some down?

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  12. Really pretty fabric has made up into a lovely top.

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  13. Pretty blouse. Thanks for the link!

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  14. This seems to be a popular pattern, and yet all take on a different look because of the fabrics. This one is very spring-like. Very pretty.

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  15. very cute top, this is definitely on my list too - how refreshing not to have to alter the neckline on a BWOF top!

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  16. That turned out great, and what a perfect fabric. I like the prices at Denver Fabrics too.

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  17. What a great top. The fabric choice gives it such an extra special touch. I haven't purchased from Denver Fabrics yet, but will have to put them on my list.

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  18. I have my eye on this pattern too. Your version is very cute. A question - does the pattern run large? It looks much more form-fitting on the model in the magazine, yet everyone's version I've seen so far is looser. Your thoughts?

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  19. Ok, this version is really cute! I didn't care for this pattern at all at first, but yours is making me want to give it a go.

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  20. Hi Sewcynful - I sewed my usual 38 and I think the fit is very nice: not too tight and not too loose. This is a stretch poplin so that adds to the comfort. I would sew your normal size.
    Amanda

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