Saturday, 15 September 2012

McCalls 6436 finished

Yippee I have finished my McCalls 6436 blouse.  I am wearing it with my blue Linton Tweed skirt I made a week or so ago, but this time accessorising it with black belt and shoes.



You can see from the pictures below that the fabric was made up of 3 x large scarf panels, each being edged in a grey animal print design and then black.  I decided to use the black as my accent colour because this will work well with many other items in my wardrobe.

I chose self coloured buttons for this because I didn't really want anything else to draw attention, because the fabric is busy enough.

I took time to match up each of the design pieces to make sure they match on left and right pieces.

This pattern comes up really long, and in truth I should/could have shortened this by about 5-6", and will definitely do this when I cut this pattern out again (which I will do).


Judith from the blog Made by J also made this pattern up, once for her daughter in a beautiful sheer fabric and again for her, proving that this really is a versatile pattern.  Check out her blog and see her examples they are beautiful.

I am slowing finishing my capsule wardrobe which I am taking to KL tomorrow.  I will do a separate post showing you what I intend to take with me tomorrow.

Best get on to my next job.  Catch you later................

13 comments:

  1. Stunning!! A really beautiful blouse.

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  2. Another stunning piece to go with you capsule. I can hardly wait to see what you are talking to KL.

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  3. Wow- lovely details and such thoughtful design placement- I love it!

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  4. Wow, how nice to see this made up (as i have the same fabric as you know). Love the black accents.

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    1. Looking forward to seeing your version - but it will be stunning (either as a lining or a garment)

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  5. What a beautiful blouse! It really suits you and it goes perfect with that skirt.

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    1. Thank you - yes I was pleased there was enough blue accents in the blouse to pick up the colouring in the skirt.

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  6. This shirt fits perfectly into your wardrobe of outfits, and looks extremely stylish with these accessories. I also found it a little long - worked well for my daughter (6'2") but I did shorten it for me. Another winner...

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  7. How clever! I love the scarves you used, this blouse must feel like heaven. It's beautiful. Reminds me of a friend who bought a Versace blouse in Harrods when we were together on a business trip in London. I was stunned by the price! Good on you!

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