Friday, September 29, 2006

Simple Blouse finished

Simple Blouse #6 from Simple Chic, cotton stash fabric from Mom, largest size. I can't read Japanese so i have no idea what the instructions say. i had to wing the facings. i made my own bias tape for the armhole and neck facings. this was also the first time i ever used the zigzag stitch on my machine. the pattern is quite short--i had to make a very narrow hem. the top was extremely simple to make even without directions. it took me about two hours start-to-finish. here's the back.

Simple Blouse back
if i made this again, i would put in bust darts to add more shape. otherwise i'm pretty happy with the fit.

now that i've tried the book, i think i could figure out some of the more complicated patterns. i'm hoping to try one of the dresses next.

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15 balls Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk DK
Ribbon tied aran from DB Alpaca Silk Two
Riviera sweater from DB Alpaca Silk Two
Shepherd's baby wool
i got my yarn order from spirit work. i bought 15 balls of DB alpaca silk dk in red and the debbie bliss alpaca silk two book. i can't decide whether to do the ribbon tied aran or the riviera sweater. i also got four more balls of shepherd's baby wool on sale. i should have enough now to do the stripey/colorwork pullover.


  1. The ribbon tie one IS cute and unusual, but the second one is really more wearable. I vote for number 2 :)

  2. The blouse is cute and boy that was quick! You could also try long waist darts to shape it if you like.
    I can't help you on your sweater decision, they're both pretty. Do both if you can swing it. :-)

  3. I love it!

    And I really love the trekking ball? that long! cool.

    I soooo need to get some purple XXL now!



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