I know the picture on the left doesn't look too bad but just wait for the details! ;)
Long time ago I thought that cutting fabric for few projects at once was an amazing idea (spoiler alert - it wasn't). I thought I could deal with boring and unexciting cutting asap and then focus on what I want to do the most - sewing. It was therefore no surprise for me that when I was checking my fabric stash last week I uncovered cut pieces for Simplicity 1779 top (version B).
As I have cut this fabric few months (!!!) ago, all the markings for darts have disappeared so I had to re-trace them again. I've also noticed that the quality of cut pieces was less than perfect since back then I was not as used to working with slippery and thin fabric as I am now. Measure once, cut twice (but clearly not that time!). The bands and tie were a bit, well... uneven, which I could see pretty clearly after applying the interfacing.
I still love the fabric but if I had a chance to cut it again I would certainly do few things differently. Maybe I will find it in the store soon? Fingers crossed!
Sewing darts and putting back and front pieces together was pretty easy and straight-forward. Making sure the tie gets the right shape was a bit more time consuming and required a lot of ironing but it wasn't too challenging. The blouse looked pretty neat at that point.
Directions - As a person who was making her own buttoned shirt for the first time, I must admit that the guidance was very good and made the work much less challenging.
Fitting - The blouse fit perfectly in waist and hips - it wasn't either too tight or too lose and it had a very fine fit. The only problem I've got was with the bust, I can't honestly say though if it wasn't caused by me simply chosing the wrong size (which back in the day happened pretty often).
General Impression - It is always hard to get out of your comfort zone and try to sew a new type of garment. This pattern - despite few issues I had along the way - is very good and I still like it quite a lot because of nice shape and the tie. I must admit I'm rather upset with myself for messing such a nice fabric up but all we can do in situations like is to learn from our mistakes (and maybe do a proper test-run first). I'm certain I will have another blouse from this pattern soon enough!
Fabric - Digital Print Chiffon
Pattern - Simplicity 1779