REDO #9 ADDING PLEATS TO A BLOUSE
SUNDAY, JANUARY 23, 2011
First off, this was my BIRTHDAY WEEK!!! Just thought I'd share lol. I had a GREAT birthday and was blown away with how God blessed me. I'm still in awe :))
I found this great blouse at a different thrift store a while back and saved it for this week. Knowing I had a birthday coming up, I wanted to work on this blouse in time to wear it out. Birthday evening plans- Tango Buenos Aires, it was AMAZING!!! So, this week I got to wear it twice.
I ironed all the way down just in case I decided to sew it to bottom hem. I ultimately just went about half way down and "erased" excess pleats by ironing them out.
My Birthday outfit! I wore it this way today but w/ my hair pulled back.
Wore my Blk fitted velvety jacket,skinny's, boots & charcoal jewelry.
(Necklace is really a belt)
<--1) side I worked on, I didn't dare touch the other side lol
<--2) Because of my seam "mistake" it actually tightened the bottom hem a tad more creating this nice overlap! Who would have known?! lol
The pattern is still there thankfully even after taking out the elastic which held it together. Except now with no elastic, it opened up the neck much more and showing straps is not an option. I folded over 1/4 in on each side and sewed by hand. It tightened neck up nicely.