|Vogue 1177 Blouse Front|
|Vogue 1177 Blouse Back|
Fabric: Printed voile from Gorgeous Fabrics
Pattern: Vogue 1177
|Vogue 1177 Line Drawing|
I used upper parts to make a blouse.
As I mentioned in my previous post, this pattern involves tuck and pleat details.
|Vogue 1177 Front Detail|
I shortened the sleeves and added fringe around the ends of the sleeves.
|Vogue 1177 Sleeve Detail|
In addition to the pleats detail, I really like side panels. It adds dimention to the side view of the blouse.
|Vogue 1177 Side Panel|
Meanwhile there was a moment I had to pause...
Since the fabric was very loosely woven I knew I needed to finish raw edges, but look at what Vogue Patterns had to say about finishing edges:
… and I do not own a serger (yet). Duh!
|Vogue 1177 Hand Overcasting|
This blouse is a good match with the Vogue 1247 black skirt.
|Vogue 1177 Blouse + Vogue 1247 Skirt|
This look reminds me of Nanette Lepore's Circus Lovin' skirt.
|Source: Neiman Marcus|
Despite making all of the tedious pleats, I was very impressed by how effective each detail works together. I am looking forward to trying other Anna Sui patterns in the future.
Until next time, cheers to you all!