I did it I did it! I finished my RTW entry!
A while back, I tried on a pretty blouse at a local boutique. While I loved the lace yoke and the soft gathering across the back, the fit really was awful. I snapped a couple quick pictures in the changing room, figuring that I'd replicate it "someday".
A few days later, I stumbled across New Look 6107, and bought this fabric.
And then I found out about Pattern Review's RTW contest, where you try to replicate a RTW garment of your choice. Obviously it was meant to be.
Of course, there was a lot about the blouse that I didn't like, such as the mammoth amount of fabric in the front, and the bat-wings at the side. Good thing I can sew myself and can eliminate those things, eh?
Anywho, all of my alteration details are over at my PR review, but here's the finished results, in a side-by-side comparison with the original blouse:
I'm super pleased with the more fitted front, and I adore my fabric choice. The only thing that I'm not happy with is the height of the neckline. Every single time I've made a New Look pattern in the past, the neckline is too low. So for this blouse, I automatically raised it by an inch. It's now an inch too high. >:( Oh well, it's still pretty.
I also opted to add the ties, not because I thought it'd improve the look of the blouse, but because I started to follow the wrong instructions. But that's okay, I like the ties anyways, especially with the higher neckline. Next time, I'll pay attention to what I'm doing. Maybe.
Anywho, that's my entry for the RTW contest! Go on over and vote in the next week or so! And no, you don't have to vote for me. There are some spectacular entries over there!
ETA: Aha okay sorry guys. Maybe wait to go vote on May 3rd, since that's when voting actually starts. Heh.