Are you seeing them too? Feminine, flouncy blouses are making a come-back! This blouse story was all over when I was It watching the newest season of one of my favorite series: Designated Survivor. The flowy softness of flounces just really seems to flatter everyone. Here's a view from the side.
And from the front, you can see that those sleeve flounces extend up a slit at the top o the sleeve. My guess is that it extends 8" in a slit right up the center of the lower sleeve - almost to the elbow. (Oh - and if the ID of the guy drives you crazy - he's from ER series - years ago!)
I observed that both of these blouses had excessive length to the sleeves.
Tucked in Trim-Ness
Along with feminine blouses, I'm also observing tops tucked INto well-fitted skirts and pants with regular, 'real' waistlines. Just sayin', gals time to trim down. The other series I watch - mainly for fashion - is House of Cards. As I roamed the local mall today, I have to say that too often - women especially may as well not bother to put on clothes, they fit SO tightly and revealing. I digresss...back to sewing.
Sew.... not having any of these classic feminine blouses in my current wardrobe, I thought I'd consider making at least one when I get around to some personal sewing. SURELY there are current patterns featuring these details I thought...but after a online look through the Big 4 pattern companies - alas, I found none.
SURELY, I have some classic 'oldies but goodies' out in my pattern cabinet stash in the garage...
sew I took a gander just now, and - GRRRRRR, no luck! When I sorted through my HUGE pattern collection before moving from IL to TN 3 years ago, I now remember getting rid of oh, SO many classics. Silly, silly me! But oh, how very happy I am that I insisted on moving both of the pattern cabinets that I took home after closing my retail storefront back in 2003.
Thankfully, I know how to create those feminine flounces, and shared the how-to's in my pattern: Flirty Flounces.
I shared my Flounce drafting How-To's in this episode of It's Sew Easy TV (and it's also in my 3 Disc DVD: Stretching Your Knit Sewing Know-How).
HOW TO: hem flounces? Especially silky woven fabrics?
Hemming Techniques - coming up in next week's Blog Post: Aug. 13.
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