And some more detail shots:
I'm glad this troublemaker is finished. Yes, I'm afraid to say that it was not much fun to make this blouse. While sewing it there were so many issues that I even don't know where to begin. But the major problem is that the stitches are pulling. I don't know where the problem lies. I tried to use a looser stitch on my machine but it still produced wonky seams, while the stitches in the back were almost loopy.
Ironing it didn't do it any good either. Result: more wonky seams. You think I'm exaggerating? Then take a look at the next picture. Ok, it's made with the most unflattering light possible, and the effect in normal light is quite different as you can see in the previous pictures, but for a freaky perfectionist like me, this is heartbreaking.
At one point, I was sewing the collar with stand on, and I had to redo certain parts again and again, I was só frustrated I threw my blouse on the table, left my sewing-room in a tantrum, and while descending the stairs I really wondered why the hell I sew. Why not just buy nice things, ready made, and just look beautiful without all the hassle. Why-O-Why???
After about 15 minutes this mood started to fade away and I was already beginning to think about solutions for the problems that were occurring.
Don't we just bounce back like nothing else eh ??!!
Don't get me wrong about the blouse itself. I love it and there's a big chance I'll be making it again in another fabric, but I first have to solve the stitch-problem!!
Having survived this ordeal, I think I deserve some time off from sewing.
See y'all again soon.