Sunday, November 13, 2011
Miyake Blouse from OOP Vogue 2332
Today I cut out and finished this Miyake Blouse in a fine Italian shirting I bought from Louise Cutting at an Expo. It's all white with a narrow woven stripe. My pattern is a size 10 with a finished bust and hip (straight down) measurement of 47". The pattern is not for sale.
I used many of the fine sewing techniques from Louise's patterns and technique DVDs since these patterns don't go into detail about finishing every seam and fine sewing techniques. I didn't alter or change anything but eliminated the tabs and buttons. I used steam-a-seam on the cuffs.
I think it looks very elegant and is comfortable. I'm wearing it with a pair of Easy, Ageless and Cool pants out of a linen/metallic blend. It layers nicely under many types of jackets. I wore it shopping at Neiman Marcus in Charlotte, NC yesterday and got many complements from both shoppers and the staff. The shirting is the finest and looks it! I'm going to sew up another one in the gray pinstripe silk I used for the A Cute Angle blouse.