Sometimes titles completely elude me. For example, every play I’ve ever written has had its title tacked on at the end as a complete after thought. As a result, the titles are not very good. For the screenplay I wrote this semester, it got to the point where my teacher just looked at me and said, really, Leah? Untitled Screenplay? I tried to pass it off like a Duchamp “Fountain” thing but I don’t think he was buying it…
So sometimes I have a hard time finding names for the pieces I make, and nevertheless I like having names for the pieces I make because I like thinking of my wardrobe as something filled with chatty vibrant personalities to rival my own, so when I get dressed in the morning I can say, hello, such-and-such-blouse, hello, such-and-such-pants, who wants to hang out with who today? Am I anthropomorphizing my closet? Mayhap. You should see the chats I have with my cat. Seriously, you should, my roommates could use more people with whom to watch and judge.
So this blouse is New Look 6808, my third version of this all-too-cute pattern. This time I did the collar, but without the little bow in the middle because I’ve really been working on this “dressing like a grown up” thing. And I did long sleeves, because it’s cold out here for a pimp. And I did stretch poplin because it’s seriously comfortable and I had some in my stash from over a year ago when I got a bunch of stretchy fabric for clover muslins. Ancient history.
I adore this color. One has to admit, though, this poplin is a tad wrinkly…
Eh, what are you gonna do….I also made the pants! My first clovers, in fact, which makes this outfit weirdly perfect and fated, come to think of it…
Side view! I had to add two pleats to force the sleeve to fit into the shoulder. I’ve had to do that every time with this pattern, but instead of altering it I just go with it because I kind of love the pleat!
I also noticed that the sleeve cuff detail is flipped up in all of these photos, sigh…
A little back view for you. You can’t see it in these photos, nor can you really see it much in real life, but there is a seam down the back which I have because I pieced together the back. If I was a super-villan, that would be my trademark, back seams. I just some fabric efficiency!
A little wink, terrifyingly caught on camera. You can see the cuff here, sort of, it’s cute.
Annnnnnnnnd there I am talking to my cat again. Of course. Duh.
We are actually having a tearful goodbye moment. Sniff. I love vacations but I loathe leaving him. It’s a constant dilemma for me, travel or Cadfael? Wow, my twenties are just WILD.
I know this is some rapid fire posting over here, but I wanted to throw this up online before I leave tomorrow morning for San Juan. My internet access is sort of limited there, and I can only use my computer in one of the two Starbucks in town. So my blogging shall be curtailed for a while whilst I swan about the island with my friends and then alone, and then with my family. Of course, that alone time is reserved for writing, writing, and then more writing. Because that’s why people go to tropical paradises, to sit inside and write…
I hope everyone’s New Year is treating them gorgeously! And before you call me out on it, I’m aware this blouse doesn’t fulfill my plans to make new patterns. I’ll get there, okay? At least I tried a variation. Counts, right?
10 responses to “The Thrice as Nice Shirt”
Have a nice time in San Juan!
Thanks! I just got back, it was lovely!
Ooh! I love this color on you! I may have to steal your title- I’m using 6808 as my Sewing Dare pattern and making 3 of them- I’ll be reviewing your priors for tips!
Oh, go for it, it’s a great pattern and really easy to make and wear!
Oh, this is so cute! Love it on you! You definitely aren’t alone in carrying on long conversations with your pets. My 60 year-old Greek neighbor totally caught me baby-talking my dogs in the yard. But I’m pretty sure I’m already the nutty neighbor, so, whatever.
Happy Puerto Rico!!!!!
Thank you! I’m sure you aren’t the nutty neighbor, your dog, maybe, but not you!
I not only talk to my pets, I think that they answer. For instance, I’ll ask Clive how he feels about my dress muslin and he’ll just start licking himself. I rest my case.
To the blouse: That neckline! So adorable I can’t stand it. Also, that color is fetching.
Oh, Cadfael has a plethora of things to say about my makes, all of which are horribly judgmental, cats, what can you do?
Thank you! I had worried that perhaps the neckline was a bit clowny but I’m feeling much better about it now!
Your shirt looks peachy! Love that colour on you. Happy new year, here’s to a sewing filled 2013…
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