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Sunday, 25 October 2009

Shirt finished

The stripe blouse is completed. Sorry its only a hanger shot at the moment, I will try and wear it soon.

The last bits were to add 5 teal buttons on the front and 3 smaller ones on each cuff. The buttonholes are in white thread but the buttons sewn on with teal.

I also added some tiny teal green beads on the chest embroidery, at the tip of the flower petals. I did not add beading to the cuff, as I thought it might be annoying when wearing to work.

I decided that this was a good point to stop and not do anymore beading, as it can be easy to go OTT with embellishments and I just wanted a twist on the menswear shirting with a few feminine touches, but to still keep it as a work suitable item.


Rhoto said...

Very pretty & feminine "menswear" shirt/blouse, Ruthie!! ;)
Warm greetings,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

SewRuthie said...

Thank you Rhonda. I will try to wear it tomorrow and take a photo of me in it.

Jen said...

Its beautiful Ruthie.....well done.

Jenni said...

Ooh, lovely. Well worth all the work that went into it and I am sure you will get lots of wear from it. I do love the embellishment and think the beads add that extra something.

gwensews said...

That is a totally wonderful blouse! I love what you've done with the stripes. Very nice job.

Sharon said...

Wow what a great looking blouse and love the twist.

Linda said...

Great looking shirt. Love how you handled the stripes. The embroidery and beads is a very nice addition.