I'm so glad that my mother knows how to construct patterns, make patterns, and in general is a genius at sewing!! If I didn't have her to help me I don't think I would get any of my sewing projects done. To start with, we had to lengthen the sleeves as I apparently have "longer than normal arms". BUT, the advantage to this is that I learned how to "make longer arms" and how to do a blind hem!!!
The Finished Project!
I will admit that I had some difficulties in making this blouse, however, they were all on my end and not anything wrong with Marmees pattern. See, I'm still such a beginner sewer (even though I've been doing it for several years) and am just beginning to understand how sewing works. Blouses and I have never been very good friends during the production stage, but I really want to overcome this!
Mrs. Paula gave me a fresh perspective soon after I became discouraged... she said~ "I learn something every time I sew. I make mistakes, but I try not to get discouraged. If you are new to sewing, chose a pattern that is easy, and sew it several times, then you will have more confidence to move on to something else." Thank you Mrs. Paula- this was such an encouragement!
To my great delight, my friend Thelma and I learned how to do a blind hem while she was here on Saturday, which officially completed the blouse!! I was able to wear it to church on Sunday and was tickled to pieces with how the ladies liked it! The blouse is made out of Dull Satin and if you can catch it on sale or use a coupon with it, I would highly reccommend buying enough for a blouse! It feels absolutely wonderful~ I can only imagine how it's going to feel on a beautiful spring day with a breeze blowing!