Friday, May 1, 2009

Blouse Projects

I was given two pieces of fabric from a client, she requested two different styles of blouse be made for her. Each piece, one yellow pictured above and one pink, which contains the same design she had received as a gift from a friend who is from Vietnam. Her only request was that both blouses contain short sleeves.

Two very important points I had to work with were:

1. There was not much fabric, a little less than a yard, if not exactly a yard.

2. Each piece contained two embroidered pieces, but as you can see from the picture, they are situated inches from the selvage edge.

I had previously worked with this client so I pretty much had a feel for her style. After coming up with the two designs I patterned them out.

I was kind of hesitant to actually cut the fabric, but I went ahead and had two mock-ups to try on.

*Note- I did leave seam allowance and I did not finish any of my edges.

They were both perfect fits! She was very excited and happy with her blouses. I was very satisfied as well, both designs are completely different!

Later this week I will post a picture of the two completed blouses.

I love to work on projects that are a challenge, it keeps it exciting!


  1. great fabric to work with! can't wait to see the pics!

  2. Good for you! A showcase of your true talents :)

  3. That's lovely fabric!! Do we get to see the finished product?

  4. I will be posting the photos soon! I am excited to almost be finished.