Saturday, July 26, 2008

Blouse is Done.

Before I show you the blouse I just wanted to thank all of you who leave comments on my blog. Most of you don't leave comments that need responses, but when you do I try to contact you to answer personally. However, both Adrianne and Bunny asked me a question about the pattern weights I use. I bought them at JoAnn's with my 50% off coupon, back when they gave out 50%. I bought three sets each at different times. I've found that a set of 18 will usually be adequate. They are heavy, so carting more than that around wouldn't be a good idea, and you certainly don't want to drop one on your toe. I keep them in a rectangular Tupperware. They aren't very clean any more since Son used to play with them when he was very young. I did an internet search and the only place I found them was at The Sewing Place. You can get a set of six for $14 plus shipping.

Martha, I hope you enjoy the peaches. I went to a website that sold South Carolina peaches and they were about $35 for a box of 20 and then on my box it said shipping was $30. That's a lot of money for produce that I could buy in my local grocery store, but of course they wouldn't be anywhere near this delicous. Anyone know of a good pie crust cobbler? That's the way my grandmother used to make it. I may have to call my aunt and ask her for grandma's recipe.

Here's my new top/jacket. I was trying to make it a blouse, but the fabric was so crisp that I think it does resemble a jacket. There is no lining and I used button and buttonholes, so I think it is still technically a blouse. You can read more about how I made it on

I'm going to make another one in a more drapy fabric. It needs a bit more tweeking of the fit, but the tweeks are so minor that I'm not even going to mention them here since I'm not complaining about the fit at all. I love how great this turned out. More of a jacket than the blouse I had imagined, but I think I like it this way even better.


  1. That's really pretty, Sherril! I'll admit I've been scared of this style (the maternity factor) but it looks really great on so I'm rethinking it. I think I'd love one as a jacket.

  2. That color is awesome on you, really fresh and alive. I like the jacket blouse effect: it's a bit dressy.

  3. Cute top. Very fresh and summery.

  4. Nice and summery, and it'll go with your 3/3/4 mini too, won't it?

    If you get your g'ma's recipe for piecrust peach cobbler, will you put it on your blog? What kind of bribe would it take?
    Sounds yummy.

  5. Pretty blouse. It looks fabulous on you.....

  6. Hi Sherril,

    I'm a plus size girl and I wanted to know if you had any advice on dress forms?



  7. Sherril, this is your color! It just livens you right up, very flattering. I think this style works really well on you, the gathering ito the round yoke and all. I love your save on the facings and sleeve linings. Great job!


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