Spotted georgette

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I love this blouse. I love the fabric, I love the pattern, I just love it.

Its a Burdastyle pattern featured on the cover of May 2010. A really pretty pattern that looks good tucked in or not. It is a fairly simple shirt pattern but sewing with silk georgette is never simple.
I always say as I’m sewing this kind of fabric that I will never never never sew with it again because its just so fiddly and just really annoying but when I’m in a fabric shop I always find myself walking out with some more silk georgette or chiffon tucked under my arm.
In fact I have some more in the stash intended for this very pattern.
There are only two things I will change about this pattern next time and one is to make the armhole a little bigger because its just a bit snug up under the armpit and when the rest of the blouse is so loose and flowy, it feels a bit weird having it tight around the underarm.
The other thing I would change is the arm length. On the pattern its 3/4 length which is one of my pet hates.
Yep, thats definitely something I should have measured before hand!
I just don’t see the point of 3/4 length, it feels weird having my wrists exposed unless its hot enough to wear a t-shirt and if you want to put a cardigan on its impossible to hold the ends of the sleeves and they end up gathered up around your biceps.
Mmmmm, so its sleeveless, t’shirt or full-length for me.
I went to the wonderful Buttonmania to get some buttons covered, its worth remembering that if you are using transparent fabrics like this she needs a piece of some sort of lining as well. I used some of the silk habutai that I made a camisole with.

 

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Materials
Pattern from the burdastyle magazine May 2010 number 118.
Silk georgette for the blouse and silk habutai for the camisole underneath from Tessuti fabrics.
Buttonmania for the covered buttons.

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