I’ve been keeping this piece of cloth for a very long time with the intention of sewing it into a custom blouse. The cloth is of very flowy material (screams summer!), the print is not too girly and I love the colour combination of peachy pink and grey.
FYI: My seamstress skills is that of an Elementary student.
You can tell by the way I described this DIY below.
As a beginner, I searched for a similar blouse that I want to recreate.
Then, I created a pattern using old newspaper. Unfortunately, I did not get to follow the pattern as planned because….I’m a rebel (excuses). The blouse ended up too big for me. The pattern was only a trace of the blouse I wanted to recreate so I did not really use my own body measurements.
I pieced the pattern paper to the cloth and pin both using bobby pins.
Finally I found the courage to cut the cloth, it’s only about 1 meter piece of cloth and no extras, so it was nerve wracking. What if I mess it up and I turn out wasting the beautiful piece of cloth? Pressure. LOL!
Make sure to cut an inch or less away from your pattern as allowance. This is where you will sew the pieces together.
What I also didn’t know was how to properly measure and cut the front side neckline. I ended up cutting way too much. It ended too wide and deep. Cleavage! [Read more…]