This turned out very nicely even though I made many thoughtless mistakes and spent a lot of time ripping things out. However, it is a good-natured blouse and always recovered well from my goofs. At one point, when I was attaching the bodice lining, I accidentally produced a mobius strip of twisted fabric. A little ripping, a little reseaming, and presto, a nice blouse. I’m not really happy with the fit of the darts, though they look a lot better on the person than they do on Madame Merp. Let’s just say that the Madame has had a fall or two that depressed her pretensions, so to speak.
This a a good use for corner embroidery designs and the corners really look good on this blouse neckline. M has to try the blouse on, but if it works, I would like to make a few more of these and try out some more corner designs. The pattern does not call for a bodice lining, but I don’t like facings much so I tend to just line the whole thing. There is no back opening, so I left the front seams for the last, after the lining was sewn on and turned right side out. There is a zipper in the side seam:
Now on to some work shirts for A.