Monday, 12 November 2012

FO: Sewaholic Alma Blouse No3

Can you tell I like this pattern?!  I finished this at the end of last week.  What can I say about this pattern that I haven't said already here and here?  I just love the capped sleeves and the Peter Pan Collar!
I'd no problems with this at all, and it came together very smoothly.  Sadly I can't remember all the details about the fabric.  I bought it in Sew N Sew in Belfast, I think it's viscose, and it was about £3.99 a metre.  I really am going to have to start writing stuff like this down when I buy fabric.  It least when you buy fabric on the internet, you can go back and look it up.

Peter Pan Collar...
Capped Sleeves... :)
The only new thing I did was to shorten the zip.  I couldn't get a black 12 inch invisible zip, and I can't remember what length of zip I used in my other two tops.  So I shortened a longer zip using a tip in the Craftsy Sewing Studio Course.  I can recommend this class to all new sewists, I have learnt a lot from it.

Here's a not-very-good photo of me wearing it, which I took about 40 minutes ago.  I'm wearing it with my first Victory Patterns Madeleine Skirt.  I love this skirt, and wear it a lot.  The only problem is that the waistband could do with a bit more stability in it.  Today I finally realised why.  The fabric is very drapey, so I underlined it, which worked a treat.  Unfortunately I didn't think to underline the waistband, and just put some interfacing in it.  So I am going to have a ponder as to what to do with it.  I'm thinking of handstitching a band of interfaced fabric inside the waistband.  Perhaps I should google it...

And, thank you all very much for the lovely comments on my skirt, they made my day!
Have a great week!


  1. You're a one woman clothes production machine at the moment Lynne! Another fabulous top and I too love the cap sleeves and peter pan collar :) With regards to your fabric details, I read somewhere recently of someone who has a scrap book and everytime she buys a new piece of fabric she cuts a little corner out, sticks it in the book and writes fabric maker/line/place of purchase etc etc. I really like the idea but fear that for me it would just become another admin thing that I'd fall behind on!!! Sx

  2. You are so clever with your sewing :) I've been putting off shortening a pair of curtains (but have promised myself I'll do it by Christmas) because I haven't used my sewing machine in so long I'm a bit scared of cutting off the top tape, lopping off a few inches and sewing a new tape in.

  3. What a cute top :) I love Sewaholic patterns! I've never made the Alma but it's adorable. Great job :D

  4. Ooh I like this. Don't worry too much about knowing what you are sewing with :-) turned out great

  5. Lynne, this is such a cute blouse .... I must say that I see what you make & I like your styling & fabric choices. The cap sleeves are adorable. I think I'm coming around to the Alma - it's on my Christmas wishlist, but I doubt any of my boys will be brave enough to buy ....!


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