Linen Swing Blouse, I've intended on making this for a while. I knew I wanted to make it when this fabric came into my life and knew it would be the perfect combination.
Note on Back Overlap
I was unsure about the centre panels not meeting but knowing garments can have strange elements for fitting I went with it and it works perfectly when the back does overlap it pulls the shoulders onto your back and raises the front slightly and flattens the neck edge nicely. It does work, I did a fitting before I continued.
I first cut out the peices and pinkin sheared the edges because I don't have an overlocker and the seam kept being dragged into the machine.
I always feel like I'm zigzagging my edges wrongly, might look up more videos on this.
I then joined shoulder seams and placed the sleeves into armhole and joined side and sleeve seams.
I then turned up the sleeve hems and press.
It's the first time I've made bias binding which didn't take long and pinned that to neck edge and attached. Folded that over and sewn to encase the raw edges.
I joined the side edges of my peplum skirt and finished there for the night.
Last night I decided to stitch down the buttonhole placket to secure it for when I do my buttonholes
I used a long stitch to gather the skirt so it was evenly distrubuted and I think this gave a better effect and was less hassle than sitting adjusting little gathers yourself.
I hemmed the lower peplum with a tiny zigzag stitch and then decided to fold it again to encase the pink sheared edge inside for a neater finish.