I'm back home from Vienna and Munich and have a ton to write about now! But first I wanted to show off this finished project because I'm so happy with it. This is the "'40s Style Blouse" from my book Gertie Sews Vintage Casual. This project was shown in plaid cotton shirting in the book, and this rayon challis gives it a competely different feel.
Ah, the old pink hair! I do miss it sometimes.
This fabric is from my new fall line, so of course I was super excited to sew with it. I love rayon challis for its softness and beautiful drape.
The blouse has a breast pocket and sleeve cuffs. I highlighted the design details with little pom pom trim all around! I'm going to do a separate post on how to work with this type of trim, because there's so much to say. The great thing is that it can be inserted into a seam, just like you do with piping.
I could seriously use this trim on almost every project I make.
I made the pattern in a size 8, and I like how it has a looseness to it. It drapes nicely when tucked in, thanks to the dart tucks at the waist.
Here you can see the grand backdrop of a building in Vienna. Oh how I love that city!