Thursday, May 2, 2013

WIP: a floral pendrell

I have a hard time with vision sometimes, so I rely on you, of the lovely sewing community to give some proper advice.

I'm nearly finished with my second version of the Sewaholic Pendrell Blouse and I've made some fun changes I'm excited about. The pattern originally called for the ruffles to be folded and gathered, with the fold creating the edge of the ruffle. Makes for a really nice, neat finish!

On my Valentine's Dress I cheated and did a rolled hem on my serger and I really like the way it turned out. So for the ruffles on the pendrell, I cut them down the center where the fold would have been, and did a rolled hem on each piece. Instead of one double layered ruffle on each side, I've got two single layer ruffles on each side. MOAR RUFFLES.

For view B, there are two sets of ruffles, the first being placed on the princess seam at the shoulder, and the second being placed on the shoulder seam at the top of the armscye. The second set of ruffles are less ruffly and more of a cap. I'm thinking about just doing a second set like the first.

WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK? I haven't pressed the princess seams, so excuse the bulkiness of the front.

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