Monday, December 31, 2007

A gold party blouse

Happy New Year's Eve! I am pleased that I can still sew quick-like-a-bunny. I found the GOLD fabric and ironed a tiny corner of it. The gold feels like plastic and I didn't know if the whole thing would melt or what. But it ironed like a dream. Turns out I had bought 3 whole metres of it so I had plenty for the top and now no idea what to do with the rest of it. What was I thinking?

Pushing pins through the fabric was another story - it felt like plastic then! I got out a new machine needle called a "sharp" and it must be dull now. But anyway, I cut out both the front and back on a fold and then I cut strips of cloth diagonally and sewed the strips together to make enough bias "tape" to go around the neck so I wouldn't even have to make facings. Then it was just a matter of sewing side seams and shoulder seams and hemming and I was done. I simply pressed open all the seams and didn't finish them at all - heresy for me - but the fabric doesn't ravel at all and doesn't need finishing.
gold blouse
A friend says it looks like "warrior woman"! I say, look at those boobs gleaming in the light! I plan to wear a smooth bra (I may have to take the black bra off my dummy) and maybe a smooth camisole under it and a jacket over it. What the heck - it's a party.


Sigrid said...

Happy new year Julia.

JuliaR said...

Thanks Sigrid and Happy New Year to you too! I don't know if you knew, but I am one quarter Dutch myself - Friesian to be exact. But I am sorry, I don't speak any.

Sandy said...

I've never sewn with the 'metallics" but I've heard that there is a special machine needle for sewing this type of fabric.

It's been awhile since I've posted, but I'm still lurking! Your clothes have always turned out well.

JuliaR said...

Hey Sandy, happy new year! Glad you are still hanging in there. :)

Shay said...

Do you have enough left over to make a half-circle, floor length skirt, late 40's/early 50's style? And then match it with a black velvet halter top. Tres Grace Kelly.

JuliaR said...

Woo Shay! I would never have thought of a skirt. I don't think I have enough for a long circle skirt but now that you have made this suggestion, I shall be thinking about some equivalent.