Sunday, February 19, 2012

SWAP number 9 ...

I haven't decided on the fabric for my SWAP pants, so I decided to push on with the final shirt. This is yet another version of my favourite BWOF 01-08-107 blouse made most recently by kbenco in a much better way than me.
I need a white blouse. I have trouble with white: I don't like it and I don't like wearing it. I went looking for a textured fabric, maybe even a linen. I was hoping for a jacquard of some sort, a self spot or stripe, but I couldn't find any. In fact, the only white I could find was a cotton poplin, which is totally boring. As much as I tried to keep this plain, I just couldn't do it. I ended up topstitching the front with a Signature variegated quilting thread in purples.
The variegation was hard to see so I decided to steal kbenco's embroidery ideas and stitch some little leaves on the band. If I'd thought about it before, I would have made a hidden placket and stitched the leaves all the way down, but I didn't so I'm stuck with this.
I've pulled a piece of fabric from the stash, washed and pressed it and I'm currently staring at it trying to decide if it will work for my wide legged pants. Once they're done, I'll tackle the final garment: jeans.

5 comments:

kbenco said...

Very nice, I admire your little leaves. I can't leave a blouse plain, far too dull. It needs those small emellishments. :)

Karin said...

It looks lovely. Still basic, but with a few cute details to keep it from being boring.

Sharon said...

Cute blouse and those leaves take it out of boring. Your SWAP is looking very smart.

Gail said...

I love this blouse and plan to trace off the pattern myself. You are really powering along with the SWAP.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I love your sneaky little embroidery! I don't own a white blouse either for the same reason: bo-ring. Your little touch really perks it up.