May 3, 2011

Lisette Portfolio Blouse


It's official.  I have finished something for myself that fits moderately well.  I always tell people that I only sew for people who haven't hit puberty yet.  I picked up this Simplicity Lisette Portfolio pattern set the other day, and was struck by how much I liked all of the pieces in the collection.  Turns out they are all designed by Liesl Gibson who designs the Oliver + S kids patterns.  I'm a huge fan of hers.



 

I was in Arlington about a week later and found this great fabric from Anthology's Mod Charm collection, and setttled down to sew.   I decided to make the blouse instead of the dress or tunic first, just so I could get an idea about size.  In retrospect, I see that the top length is listed as cropped, which I had to account for by making a bias binding for the hem.  I also ripped off the cuffs that I created for the shirt and made a simple rolled-hem cuff.  The cuffs would have been cute, but unfortunately I was running out of interfacing, so I used a slightly heavier facing, which ended up making the cuffs feel like shackles.  Anyhow,  here are the results.

Sleeve Detail

Placket Detail

Neckline

Sunshine Detail


I think I'll keep it!
       

3 comments:

Liesl said...

It looks good on you! Will you try the tunic next? That one is my favorite. Thanks for posting your photo to the Flickr group--I love seeing what people make from the Lisette patterns. Cheers!

The Reluctant Craftster said...

I was in New York City last week and picked up some great cotton batiste to make the tunic with. I love the tunic you made out of the Nani Iro gauze.

the fuquays said...

love it marge - you look great and the top is very cute. i am impressed with all your cute sewing. i might have to follow your lead and start sewing for kate.