Thursday, August 2, 2007

A New Blouse

This is what I'm wearing today. I like it, but the next time I 'm going to make the sleeves longer, and taper the bottom in. I need the larger size through the bust, but it's a bit full through the hips for me. I think the shorter sleeve accentuates the fullness of the bust, and the longer sleeve would be a bit more becoming on me.

27 comments:

Lori said...

Very pretty. I love the blouse and skirt.
You are so talented. I know I've said this before. I wish I knew how to sew.

Anna S said...

I love this blouse! So pretty and feminine. I'd love to see a picture of you wearing it!

Candy said...

Its cute!! Your very talented!!


Candy
p.s.. I love the pattern in your carpet. And I love your blue sheers too :)

weavermom said...

It's beautiful!

Momma Roar said...

It is beautiful - I love it with the skirt - beautiful colors!

I'm sewing this week too - I forget if I did tell you that I bought a sundress/short set pattern for Elle - so far so good!

Randi said...

The blouse looks great. The pink is a nice, soft color. I am also loving this new green background. Green is my newest color addiction. It seems that everything I like is some shade of green!

Sharon said...

That is a very pretty blouse! I like wearing longer sleeves too.

Patrick & Rachel said...

It looks beautiful!!! You did a great job!!! I really like the color also, and it matches the skirt perfectly!!!

Christy said...

I love the colors-very feminine like anna said.

Jennifer said...

SO CUTE! I can see this will look fantastic on you!

where did you learn to sew? you mentioned that your grandmother doesn't sew or craft... I was just curious :o)

Tracy said...

Thanks for all of the wonderful remarks, Ladies!

Jennifer,
I took home ec in middle school, and then my dad bought me a sewing machine. I didn't sew for years. After I was married I made myself a few simple maternity dresses. Again, I didn't sew for years. I have just recently taken a huge interest in this craft, and I'm learning as I go!

Heartathome said...

I think it turned out very nicely, but do understand about the sleeves. I prefer my sleeves to be just above the elbow because I have had a skin condition on my upper arms for most of my life and prefer to keep that covered.
You are obviously a skilled seamstress-I haven't seen anything you've made yet that I didn't think was top notch. :-)

Beck said...

That's such a lovely outfit!
I admire people who can sew SO much - I'm terrible!

Short Stop said...

I love this blouse, Tracy. It looks SO good with the skirt.

I am so envious of your ability to sew...I'd love to learn, but it seems so intimidating to me. I do have a machine. Maybe I'll have my mom teach me when she comes to visit next!

Penless Thoughts said...

Looks great to me. Love the color.
Susan

HsKubes said...

How lovely! I really liked Abigail's, too. What a great job you did. So so pretty!

~ Christina

Kelley said...

You did a great job on the blouse Tracy...love the style and the color!
Very pretty and feminine!

Becky said...

Tracy I think your blouse is lovely. I have not made clothes for myself in years but would like to start again, now that I will (hopefully) have more time in retirement.

I have been busy at my sewing machine though. I do lots and lots of crafts and household decor. today I made new curtains for my bedroom.

I am ready to start quilting again. It has been about 25 years since I made a quilting project. I would like to do a lot of quilting, even some on the machine so that I can do more and go faster (baby quilts for moms to be, potholders, table runners, etc).

So I have a question for you. What kind of sewing machine do you have? I am wanting a new machine and would like to accomoadate the quilting perhaps, and even a bit of applique if possible. I don't want to spend a ton of money, but get something that will last me a long, long time (like forever) and do the jobs I want to do without more than I need. Any suggestions?

Becky said...

Oh, and as for "living with Grandma". I know the daily stuff is hard. But truthfully, it won't be forever. And then ... well ... you'll wish it back for a time I'm sure.

What she said to hurt your feelings was not said to hurt your feelings. She is an old lady who says what comes to mind just like a small child. The filter is gone, you know? It happens in old age. We might think something but filter it out and not say it.

She doesn't have a filter. Love her through it. She doesn't mean to hurt you.

Karen said...

I love this combination! Very pretty material.
I prefer the longer short sleeves (not quite 3/4 length)in my shirts/blouses, but they are so hard to find. I hope to make some this fall.
I'm sorry your feelings were hurt by the comment in your last post. I've been there, and it is hard to move past it. My grandmother was the worst for saying whatever popped into her head.

~*StAcIe*~ said...

Hi, Mrs. K. That pink blouse is very pretty. :) Thanks for having me over on Monday. I had lots of fun,
Stacie

Jodi said...

Tracy ~ it turned out SO cute!! I love these peasant blouses. They seem to be all the rage right now. And yours is such a darling color. :o)

P.S. Love the new look of your blog. You and Mrs. B -- I never know what to expect! ;o)

Becky said...

Tracy, thanks for the info on your sewing machine. Seems our machines are probably sisters. I have a Kenmore also. Mine is 27 years old, but ahem, I got mine as a wedding gift from my mom, not as a present after 7th grade home ec. Good grief. I AM old.

I am happy as can be with how it works and of course with how well it has held up. But I just want more versatility. I think I will throw this out on a post and see what everyone else has to say. The ladies in blogville always have such great advice and creative ideas.

Thanks again.

USAincognito said...

Cute shirt! :)

Kelli said...

So pretty, Tracy! I love that style..so feminine.
Kelli

Rebecca said...

So PRETTY! It turned out LOVELY! Great job Tracy!

I love pink!

Angie said...

The Lord blessed you with talent! I wish my "sewing-bug" would bite...I have a stack of fabric...and a "need" to get a couple of dust ruffles for beds made...but can't seem to "get it in there and get it done!" (As my mother says)
Love all the neat clothes you make and post!