Boomerang Blouse

I saw this dress. Loved it. Bought it.

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.99 cents as always (you know the drill by now, I hope).

The print rocks my world. It’s the only reason I purchased this. Although, looking at it now, methinks “watermelon” might not be the best color for me. I digress.

I took out the elastic (separating top and bottom) and took in the bodice.
I took out the elastic (separating top from bottom) and took in the bodice and sleeves.

My homemade dress form, Minnie, is looking rough… I might have to take care of that soon. Bless her heart.

I cut off the elastic on the sleeves ’cause they make me crazy. And I chopped off another 3 inches. I wanted the bodice to be as fitted as much as this stretchy fabric would allow.

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Then, I gathered the waist on the skirt portion that I separated earlier.

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Set Stitch length to 4; Set DF to 2 (on Baby Lock sergers).

If you’re not using a Baby Lock Serger, just crank your left and right needle tensions to 9 (still select longest stitch length). Β See how the skirt is puckering on the back end of the Serger Presser foot? It’s pretty nifty and way easier than gathering on a Sewing Machine. I did this so the waist band would shrink up and fit into the smaller bodice.

I pinned the bodice and skirt part to each other and sewed them back together on the same Imagine serger.

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Gotta finish off the sleeve hem. Pin and sew. No big whoop.

I did end up shortening the main length of the blouse as well to be more of a tunic. I used a rolled hem on the same serger.

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Fall’s been a little wet here… but beautiful, nonetheless! πŸ™‚

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Can you see how the rolled hem at the bottom matched the rolled hemming on the collar? I’m pretty stoked it all “goes” together so well.

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So, not to sound like “that” girl… I really think my left side is way better than my right. True story.

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It’s getting a little cold in the season. I won’t be able to wear this much longer. It’ll definitely be in my rotation again in the Spring time.

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14 thoughts on “Boomerang Blouse

  1. This pattern is so cute! And no, don’t ever doubt watermelon is one of your colours. It’s beautiful as a tunic top!

    Your whole styling reminds me of something very seventies, with that playful blouse with rolled hems. Actually, I’m amazed that you still have such a warm weather to wear something like this. It’s been freezing over here, and I’ve resorted to sweaters already!

      1. No joke, I really get that vibe. I think it’s also your Dansko clogs that add even more character 70s-wise. I love it.

  2. Well I think it’s your colour, looks great on you! And also loving the matchy rolled hem and neckline πŸ™‚ Don’t write it off just yet, a cardigan is all that’s needed…..

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