Friday, July 29, 2016

Simplicity 2281 pattern hack and another alteration project finally completed!

This is a Cynthia Rowley Simplicity pattern that I lengthened into a blouse.  I have made the dress pattern before here, but wanted to just make a blouse this time.  I really like the neckline and the sleeves on this pattern.


This fabric was from my stash and I really have no idea what the fabric content is.  The top layer is a very sheer fabric - possibly polyester of some sort and the lining is either a rayon or a polyblend - although I'm leaning more towards the polyblend than the rayon.

The armhole on this version turned out quite a bit lower than the armhole on my dress.  Not sure why - maybe I stretched the fabric a little when sewing it.   It still covers the bra though so I'm ok.


The back is secured with just a tie at the top.  No need for a zipper.


To make the top, I extended the front and back bodice pieces about 12 inches and gave them a little bit of a flare on the sides.

I think it turned out quite cute!  I actually had someone at work say they thought it was the nicest thing I have ever made.  That's quite the compliment!!


Part of my Sew '16 Challenge was to rid myself of UFO's and this dress was one of them.  I only wore the dress maybe one or two times and really didn't care for it so I ripped off the top and had plans to just convert it to a skirt.  It's been hanging on the project wall for quite awhile and I can finally say, it's now finished!  

Doesn't it look much better as a skirt?  And, this blue blouse matches it perfectly.


Yeah!  Another UFO completed!!

Total yardage for the blouse = 2.5 yards
YTD stashbustin total = 62.875 yards

Happy sewing everyone!

Star

10 comments:

  1. I think you have made lots of lovely things - but yes, this is certainly lovely - a cheeky shoulder top. And I bet you feel better having finally decided to refashion the dress. The skirt is gorgeous, and you will get lots of wear from a skirt with different tops.

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  2. Cute top and nice refashion of your dress!

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  3. Great save for the UFO! Loved the dress, but the skirt is beautiful too, lots of options there. Great job & you look lovely!

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  4. Lovely top, I like the sleeve details and it does look great with the skirt, which looked nice a dress but if you don't wear it then it needs to change.

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  5. The dress turned skirt looks great! And it feels good to save a garment.

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    1. Thanks Beverly. I'm liking the skirt alot more now!

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