Sunday, 29 September 2019

Self-drafted blouse and Vogue V9090 skirt (View A)

I appear to have made another outfit!  Again, this is a self-drafted blouse and the skirt is Vogue V9090 which came with Love Sewing Magazine a few months ago.


 

Let's start with the blouse.




It's the same pattern as my Hawthorn inspired blouse here, but I sewed single darts at the waist instead of the double darts on the Hawthorn blouse.  I took out the V at the centre front of the neckline, and made a Peter Pan collar that meets at the centre front.


Finally, I created a yoke at the front shoulder and rotated the bust dart into gathers at the seam that joins the yoke.  Before I rotated the bust dart, I ruled a parallel line 3" down from the shoulder seam, and this became the yoke.  Then I ruled a line through the centre of the waist and bust darts, and extended the bust dart legs to the point where the lines met (which is a little circle in the photo below).

I ruled a line from the centre of the seam that will attach to the yoke to the little circle, then cut along it and one of the dart legs.  The bust dart then gets closed, which moves it to the yoke seam.  Hopefully you can see in the photo below where I've closed the bust dart, and then inserted some paper in the gap in the yoke seam.  This seem then gets gathered and sewn to the yoke.  Hope that make sense!





The sleeves are the same as on my Evelyn dress here, and that post includes a little How-To on how I drafted them.

 

The fabric is some orangey/red cotton Swiss Dot that I got from Sew Over It earlier this year.  I've just had a look on their website, and sadly it doesn't seem to be available any more.  

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This skirt is a Vogue "Very Easy" pattern, and it certainly is!  There are three views, and the only difference is the length.  I made the shortest one (View A), which is knee length on me.
My fabric is the gorgeous Liberty Carline, and this one is linen.  I got it half price on the Liberty website in June, and sadly it doesn't seem to be available anymore either.


I bought 2 metres, but managed to cut this out of 1 metre by cutting the fronts, back and waistband from the Carline linen (you can see this in the photo below), and the waistband facing and pockets from some white cotton lawn.  This linen is quite light-weight, so I underlined it with the cotton lawn. 


I pretty much followed the instructions (which is very usual for me!) and I sewed a centred zip, which I hadn't done for forever.  After sewing this I remembered why, because it was bit of a faff, but it turned out ok. Although I ended up taking the zip out to take the skirt in at bit at the centre back, because I forgot to take into account the massive amount of ease in Vogue patterns.  Grrrr...

I love how these two fabrics go together, and I have enough of the linen to make another blouse which (Spoiler!) has already been made into a top.  Also, the skirt has pockets...


 

Have a great weekend,

Lynne

10 comments:

  1. You look so summery in your outfit, I'm sat here contemplating putting on socks it's so miserable! The fabric for the blouse is so pretty, what a shame it's no longer available.

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    1. Thanks Helen! I'm clinging onto summer by my fingernails!! Although I had to put the heating on earlier because I was freezing.

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  2. I have this pattern paired with a Halloween print cotton for this week. It’s an attempt to get out of dressing up this year. I love the way this shirt and skirt complement each other. Mind you ye have a great figure!

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    1. Thanks Gilly! This skirt will be amazing in Halloween fabric! But, in fairness, I think anything would be brilliant in Halloween print - Halloween is my Christmas, and I'd wear it all year round. Good luck with it!

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  3. This is really lovely! Such a great outfit. Thanks for showing the dart rotation...I was enjoying nerding out on that...love to read about drafting :)

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    1. Thanks Diane! Glad the dart rotation makes sense, I love reading about drafting too!!

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  4. beautiful! I so envy your ability to draft!!! I'm adjusting to the new me after double mastectomy...a completely flat chest and proverbial wing spans for arms. I feel so stuck in my wardrobe stitching. I think the yoke and gathers would be good for my flat chest--just wish I could do it. :(

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    1. Thank you!! Honestly, drafting is really easy once you get the hang of it. I want to draft a few dresses soon, so I'll try and take some photos as I go along. The Sew Over It Eve dress has a similar detail at the shoulders; it's a gorgeous wrap dress (if you don't know it), and I've made three so far. Hope you health continues to improve, and good luck with your sewing!!

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  5. It's a lovely outfit Lynne - the fabrics go perfectly with each other!

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