The latest toile from this excellent book. I think this is a fantastic book if you are a reasonably advanced seamstress who wishes to learn something about pattern manipulation and drafting. I've never done this sort of thing before and I'm finding it challenging and good practice for any pattern alteration and/or drafting I may want to try in the future. I have no idea what "detsubori" or "no shatsu" mean. If anyone out there has any Japanese and can enlighten me ...?
For this one Bessie is obliging by being my model for today. This blouse is a very clever design in how it incorporated the bust dart in to the sculptural er, "things" out the front making them even more, er, sticky-outy... it's probably a little eccentric for me, I guess the plus side of these is at least you have a place to tuck a hankie if you need one? Yeah. No other plusses occurring to me.
I didn't do a very good job of inserting the sleeves, but, meh... This one is going to remain for now just a toile. Maybe someday when I am far more adventurous than I am now then this made up in a stiff crisp white linen may make a wonderfully avant-garde evening shirt ... someday.