Tuesday, July 08, 2008

The Touch, The Feel of Cotton

There is nothing I love to sew more than a cute cotton blouse out of awesome fabrics. I go to quilt shops and look at all the gorgeous designer cottons, but I'm not really tempted to buy them for quilts. Nope, my weakness is buying the 2 yards necessary to make myself a cotton blouse with a cute mandarin or rounded collar. And I've timed myself--2 1/2 hours to make this blouse from cut to finish. Not bad for something I'll wear for years. This pattern by Simplicity has been my favorite over the last year. I've made it three times now--as seen in these three photos. (Zoom in) I love the gathered sleeve--it's feminine and it gives enough room in my shoulder area so that I can twist myself into a pretzel position while buckling Hallie in the car. I'm trying to cure myself of my addiction to all things stretchy and wear more woven cottons. Ah cotton, the fabric of our lives.


Fabrics top to bottom: , yellow fabric is from Katie Jump Rope by Denyse Schmidt, Pink Coriander by Amy Butler, polka dot by Michael Miller (I think)

11 comments:

Nikki said...

These are beautiful! I think I'm going to have to buy this pattern! Thanks for posting this.

Anonymous said...

Wah! I loooove these tops. I wish I had more time to sew tops like these. 2 hours for you is more like 6 hours for me.

Great job!!!

Love,
Patty

Ilene said...

I like the middles 3/4 length sleeved one (are those 3/4 length?). Whatever.

Lucky talented you. When I want a new cute shirt I go to the store and usually end up disappointed. Probably because I shop at Ross or TJ Maxx.

Kristine said...

Share the pattern number please. I haven't sewn button holes for years but I have a new sewing machine that supposedly does it lickety-split! We'll see....

Kristine said...

Oh, maybe I should say who this is...Kris Cramer, Liz Cramer Nelson's Mom. Liz told me about your blog and I check in every now and then. Love it! Hope that's okay.

cyn the win said...

Kris--it's Simplicity #4077

jessica said...

I'm so glad you don't live by me so that I can copy you. I'm all over that shirt!

Anonymous said...

As always, really cute Cynthia. I'll be starting one kind of like that pretty soon-butterick 4985.
Carolyn#2

Anonymous said...

GREAT shirts and fabulous music!

Jen said...

Your so FANCY! I wish I could be more like my friend Cyn!

Anonymous said...

Love the shirts and the Kate Bush is great.

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