I fell in love with this fabric as soon as I saw it in the "silky" aisle of Joann. I originally bought it with the intent to make another Scout, but as I looked at the fabric it just called for something with a little bit more girly-ness to it and it sat on the shelf with the rest of the prewashed fabric waiting for the perfect match. The peacock print is actually on the bias so, when I cut the pattern pieces on the bias it made the pattern vertical.
Pattern: Taffy Blouse from The Colette Sewing Handbook
Fabric: Poly Chiffon with Peacock Print from Joann
Cost: $18.58 = $3 (book $15/5 patterns) + $15.58 (fabric 2 yds @$7.79)
What I Love: The fabulous fabric and only needing 3 pattern pieces!
- Stabilize/starch fabric MORE!
- Left off the ties because didn't see a need for them.
- Chiffon hem for the sleeve instead of bias tape.
This was the first time I worked with fabric on the bias, and it was a beast to work with! When using shifty fabric on the bias, be sure to use full pattern pieces. I read several comments about this on the blogosphere, but didn't heed their warnings... BAD IDEA! I couldn't get the fabric cut correctly on the fold or get the markings accurate, but it was close enough. :)
The black ink did fade a little after the wash, but it's definitely better than without it...
I do like the top, but in general I don't think I like clothing on the bias. It's hard to describe... it just feels shifty like it's always moving around on you. Haha... that just sounds weird, but it just feels funny when I wear it. I will wear the top and will hopefully have some coordinating bottoms to wear with it soon.