Possible post-Halloween sewing plans.

Halloween sewing is progressing nicely.

Halloween sewing is progressing nicely.

I made the Pauline Alice Carme Blouse. I bought the pattern specifically to use with this fabric, which I bought in March of last year. 

The shoulders are size 38, with something like 2 1/2 inches added in a full-bust adjustment. The shirt waist and hips are maybe a little looser than I would prefer, but I think they have to be since the shirt goes on over your head. I also added something like 3 1/2 inches to the length of the sleeves, even though I anticipate wearing them rolled up most of the time.

Otherwise, I followed the directions and it all came out well. It was my first placket and collar, but there are great video tutorials for this pattern on the Pauline Alice blog. It was also my first time flat-felling seams (the side seams) and finishing seams with bias binding (the arm scythe). I kind of wished I interfaced the placket and sleeve cuffs because the cotton is so light weight when doing up the buttons it pulls out of shape. But they are more decorative than anything else, I can’t imagine wearing it more buttoned up that I have it in these photos.

And now, two sleeves to go.

And now, two sleeves to go.

Very slow progress on the Pauline Alice Carme Blouse.

Very slow progress on the Pauline Alice Carme Blouse.

Anonymous said: lucky gal, where is this tardis?

Florida, somewhere in or near Gainesville.

Because the crop top is going to get very little wear, I’ve also made a Deer and Doe Plantain tee out of this fabric. For this version I went ahead and took it in a size at the waist and hips, but you can’t really tell because of the way the fabric behaves. This has definitely become my go-to t-shirt pattern.
(Yes, I’m standing in front of a TARDIS.)

Because the crop top is going to get very little wear, I’ve also made a Deer and Doe Plantain tee out of this fabric. For this version I went ahead and took it in a size at the waist and hips, but you can’t really tell because of the way the fabric behaves. This has definitely become my go-to t-shirt pattern.

(Yes, I’m standing in front of a TARDIS.)

I wore this outfit on vacation. Unfortunately, this is the best photo I have of it.

I wore this outfit on vacation. Unfortunately, this is the best photo I have of it.

Way too big to slightly less too big. I took out about four inches, and I feel like you barely see it in these photos.

I call this outfit “so you want to look like Taylor Swift.”

The skirt is the By Hand London Anna Dress made in a linen-rayon blend. I just added a waistband. The fifth picture shows the lapped zip (first one I ever did) and button closure. I love the skirt.

The shirt is another story. I have no idea if I will lever leave the house in a crop-top. Probably not. Also, even with my walking foot, and using a long-length zig-zag stitch, the neckline of this got super wavy/gap-y. See the fourth pic for proof, because it didn’t look as bad in the photos as it does in person.

The shirt is a mash-up of the By Hand London Anna dress sleeves and neck-line, and the Cake Patterns Hummingbird Top without the peplum. The fabric is a rayon-lycra blend jersey from fabric.com. It fits well, even if I never get up the courage to leave the house in it.